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Monday
Sep 29 2014
19:05 UTC

6 Sky Events This Week: Cosmic Swan and Eagle Take Flight

... treasure trove of starry sights fill the night skies this week.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Sep 29 2014
15:00 UTC

Rosetta Landing Scheduled

It's actually happening! On November 12th, the Philae lander of the Rosetta spacecraft will be the first human-made craft to ever land on a comet. Aren't you excited?! Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko will get an other-worldly visiter at what has been designated “Site J” by the Rosetta team on the “smaller lobe” of the comet. (The rubber-ducky's head.) Since Site J isn't so terribly descriptive, there will be a public contest to name the site starting October 14. Rosetta i

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

Friday
Sep 26 2014
22:48 UTC

Astronomers Clue in to Why Binary Stars Are So Bountiful

Everyone needs some alone timeeven stars. Astronomers now think they have an explanation as to why so many stars are single or double stars. While most stars are born in clustered stellar nurseries, the great majority¬we see across the cosmos spend their lives as loners or double stars. ¬A new study published this week in…

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Sep 22 2014
22:01 UTC

Cosmic Dust Clouds Gravitational Wave Finding

Dust may explain away a gravitational wave discovery.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Sep 22 2014
14:34 UTC

MAVEN Arrives in Martian Orbit

MAVEN and Mars, two great things that now go together.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Sep 22 2014
12:45 UTC

Nasa's Maven spacecraft could solve mystery of Mars's missing water Stuart Clark

Mars was once awash with water. With the arrival of Nasas Maven mission at the red planet, we may finally be close to working out where it all wentYou might not have heard of Nasas latest Mars mission. Unlike the hoopla that surrounded the arrival and landing of their 2012 Curiosity Rover, Maven has slipped into orbit relatively quietly. It will not land on the surface but, arguably, is the more important of the two missions. If it achieves its scientific goals it could allow scientists to make f

Posted by Across the universe

Monday
Sep 15 2014
16:14 UTC

4 Sky Events This Week: Moon Points to Crab and Leo's Heart

... Lion's Heart and some starry graveyards come this way for skywatchers.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Sep 15 2014
13:55 UTC

Rosetta's probe may land 500 metres from jets that produce comet's tail

... game but the potential science return makes it worth taking the chanceInitially, the European Space Agency thought that its chances of successfully landing on Rosettas target comet were about 70-75%. Now chances are lower maybe much lower but the agency wont give a figure because it doesnt have time to re-run the risk assessment exercise. That in itself shows that Esa knows exactly where its priorities lie. Instead of re-running an academic exe

Posted by Across the universe

Thursday
Sep 11 2014
18:13 UTC

Solar Storm Heading for Earth May Spark Auroras This Weekend

... solar outburst promises weekend northern lights.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Wednesday
Sep 10 2014
14:37 UTC

Space Mountain!

Where do you suppose this rocky, jagged peak is located? Sierra Nevada? The French Alps? The Himalayas? Actually this craggy mountain is located much, much farther away than any of those Earthly ranges (although it's currently getting closer by the day) — this is a peak on the 4-km-wide nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, imaged by […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Thursday
Sep 04 2014
12:00 UTC

Astronomers Identify an Exoplanet in the Process of Formation

Here at Lights In The Dark I typically keep the articles and information to exploration occurring within our Solar System. But there have been amazing advances in the discovery of worlds far beyond our own family of planets and this recent news is quite fascinating: astronomers have spotted what appears to be a large gaseous […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

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