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Comet 67P From Spacecraft Rosetta

“Spacecraft Rosetta continues to circle and map Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Crossing the inner Solar System for ten years to reach the vicinity of the comet in 2014, the robotic spacecraft continues to image the unusual double-lobed comet nucleus. The featured image, taken … Continue reading

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NASA Apollo Mission Photos

Thanks to the Project Apollo Archive, over 13000 photos of the various manned Apollo missions to the moon between the years of 1961 and 1972 have been uploaded online. The results are really incredible to browse through (the BBC has a collection … Continue reading

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2015 Perseids Meteor Shower

It’s that time of year again! The 2015 Perseid meteor shower will peak from tonight onwards. For more information on the Perseids, check out the following articles: BBC. The Guardian. Earth Sky. Despite it being near optimal conditions to view … Continue reading

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Wanderers

“Wanderers is a vision of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of … Continue reading

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Rosetta’s Selfie

“This Rosetta spacecraft selfie was snapped on October 7th. At the time the spacecraft was about 472 million kilometers from planet Earth, but only 16 kilometers from the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Looming beyond the spacecraft near the top of … Continue reading

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Rosetta

“On August 3rd, the Rosetta spacecraft’s narrow angle camera captured this stunning image of the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. After 10 years and 6.5 billion kilometers of travel along gravity assist trajectories looping through interplanetary space, Rosetta had approached to … Continue reading

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How To Identify That Light In The Sky

“What is that light in the sky? Perhaps one of humanity’s more common questions, an answer may result from a few quick observations. For example — is it moving or blinking? If so, and if you live near a city, the … Continue reading

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