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Thursday
Nov 20 2014
05:48 UTC

Yuri Gagarin Memorialized in a Funky Music Video

... the first human in space and the first person to orbit the Earth. Now, over 53 years later, Gagarin is memorialized with (among many things) a┬superhero-esque statue in Moscow, yearly Yuri's Night celebrations held around the world, […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Nov 17 2014
18:42 UTC

Where’s Waldo – er, Philae? Rosetta Captures Bouncing Lander on Camera

On Wednesday, Nov. 12 2014, after over ten years and literally hundreds of millions of miles of travel, ESA's Rosetta mission successfully put┬its Philae lander down on the surface of a tumbling comet 316 million miles from Earth. While Philae's┬long-awaited landing was deemed a success, if just in that all primary mission science data was […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Sunday
Nov 16 2014
00:00 UTC

Surprising Structures Discovered at the Bottom of Uranus

Out in the depths of our solar system, about 1. 8 billion miles away from the Sun somewhere┬between the planets Saturn and far-flung Neptune, orbits the oddball ice giant Uranus — a frigid, thinly-ringed┬world tipped almost completely on its side and shrouded in both mystery and pale blue-green clouds. Aside from the occasional bright storm clouds […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Friday
Nov 14 2014
22:44 UTC

The 2015 Year in Space Calendars Are Here!

... entire year of awesome space news and pictures, each and every day? (Besides me, of course?) That's right: The Year in Space calendar! Produced by Starry Messenger Press in conjunction with The Planetary Society, the 2015 Year in Space calendar is (like its predecessors) a gorgeous 16″ x 22″ (40. 5 cm […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Friday
Nov 14 2014
17:55 UTC

Rosetta mission team makes final plans to save Philae lander - as it happened

Time is running out for Philae as its original battery charge is exhausted and it receives insufficient sunlight on its solar arrays to carry on working. However, many of its scientific objectives have already been achieved 5. 55pm GMT Thats it for today. The Philae mission looks almost certain to be coming to an end. Tomorrow we will know one way or the other whether it has survived the night. It has been an extraordinary rollercoaster. Amid all the anxiety about the landers limited lifetime, beh

Posted by Across the universe

Friday
Nov 14 2014
12:46 UTC

Rosetta mission: the race against time to save Philae - live

Philaes mission continues. Today we expect new pictures and new information. Science data is flowing in but time may be running out for Philae 12. 46pm GMT Eric Hand has written a piece for Science this morning. He has this to say about efforts to locate the lander:On Thursday, Holger Sierks, the principal investigator for the Rosetta orbiters main science camera, had hoped to find the lander in an image about 1 kilometer away from the target site (before coming to a rest, Philae bounced in a big

Posted by Across the universe

Thursday
Nov 13 2014
20:25 UTC

Rosetta mission: Philae comet landing photos released - live

European Space Agency scientists say theyre still trying to locate the Philae lander but it is stable and sending dataPhilae lander sends back first image from cometPhilaes landing in picturesA triumph of human ingenuity Guardian editorial 8. 20pm GMT Were going to close our coverage for the day of Philaes first 24 hours on a comet, with major updates from the European Space Agency (Esa) below: 7. 59pm GMT Some of Philaes experiments began shortly after landing, and Esa confirmed today that they

Posted by Across the universe

Thursday
Nov 13 2014
18:58 UTC

Rosetta mission: Philae comet landing photos released - live

European Space Agency scientists say theyre still trying to locate the Philae lander but it is stable and sending dataPhilae lander sends back first image from cometPhilaes landing in picturesA triumph of human ingenuity Guardian editorial 6. 54pm GMT We interrupt this record of a historic achievement in science with news theories of conspiracy surrounding the Philae landing, as compiled by my colleague Hannah Ellis-Petersen. Comet 67P is NOT a comet, the UFO site letter continues. Some 20

Posted by Across the universe

Thursday
Nov 13 2014
12:51 UTC

Rosetta mission: Philae lander may be 'up against a wall' - live coverage

European Space Agency scientists say Philae lander is stable and sending data. Stuart Clark is at Esa mission control in DarmstadtRosetta mission: Philae makes historic landing on cometThe ambitious mission to place a landing craft on a speeding cometRosettas success will help illuminate the origins of life, writes Usama Hasan 12. 51pm GMT Heres the livestream from mission control in Darmstadt. 12. 39pm GMT A key observation for helping determine the exact landing spot will be the day and night cy

Posted by Across the universe

Wednesday
Nov 12 2014
20:11 UTC

Rosetta mission: Philae craft may have bounced during comet landing as it happened

... Agency has landed a spacecraft called Philae on a comet. Stuart Clark was at Esa mission control in Darmstadt Rosetta mission: Philae makes historic landing on cometThe ambitious mission to place a landing craft on a speeding cometRosettas success will help illuminate the origins of life, writes Usama Hasan 8. 06pm GMT As Philae temporarily loses touch with Rosetta, we leave you with this artists impression of the lander on the surface. Thanks for joining us on this truly amazi

Posted by Across the universe

Wednesday
Nov 12 2014
19:32 UTC

ESA Landed a Robot on a Comet Today!

... first time a human-made spacecraft […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Wednesday
Nov 12 2014
18:50 UTC

Rosetta mission: Esa lands spacecraft on comet live coverage

... Agency has landed a spacecraft called Philae on a comet. Stuart Clark is at Esa mission control in Darmstadt to bring you the news as it happensRosetta mission: Philae makes historic landing on cometThe ambitious mission to place a landing craft on a speeding cometRosettas success will help illuminate the origins of life, writes Usama Hasan 6. 50pm GMT Comets are the original source of Earth's water. That wee lander is now in position, poised to re-write what we know about ours

Posted by Across the universe

Wednesday
Nov 12 2014
12:41 UTC

Rosetta mission: ESA attempts to land spacecraft on comet live coverage

The Rosetta spacecraft is making its historic bid to land on a comet using the Philae lander. Stuart Clark is at the European Space Agencys mission control in Darmstadt to bring you the news as it happens 12. 41pm GMT Esa has put together highlights from todays events up to the separation of the lander from Rosetta. 12. 24pm GMT Dr Daniel Brown, an astronomer at Nottingham Trent University in theUK, thinks that Esa has already made history. What a mission and what a challenge. Rosetta has already m

Posted by Across the universe

Wednesday
Nov 12 2014
11:31 UTC

Rosetta comet landing - live stream

... and 4. 40pm GMTRosetta spacecraft comet landing live coverage Continue reading...

Posted by Across the universe

Wednesday
Nov 12 2014
06:57 UTC

Rosetta comet landing live blog

... designed to push the spacecraft onto the comet as the harpoons and drills anchor Philae to the surface. Without the thruster, the risk of Phila

Posted by Across the universe

Tuesday
Nov 11 2014
16:14 UTC

Rosetta comet landing on course despite wake-up glitch

Rosettas Philae lander did not wake up properly at the first attempt but everything is back on course nowOn Wednesday the European Space Agency will attempt a risky landing on a comet, and it seems the Philae lander wanted to catch a few extra winks of sleep before its big day. Overnight, the commands were sent to wake up Philae but the robotic lander began using a backup computer rather than the main computer. The result was that not all the telemetry data was being sent to Earth. Continue readi

Posted by Across the universe

Tuesday
Nov 11 2014
13:14 UTC

Rosetta's audacious mission to land on a comet in pictures

On Wednesday, Rosetta will attempt to drop a lander called Philae onto the surface of a comet. This is the story of the European Space Agencys extraordinary decade-long mission in images Continue reading...

Posted by Across the universe

Saturday
Nov 08 2014
05:01 UTC

Saturn and Titan Show Off Their Crescents

... against the blackness of space. Titan's crescent nearly wraps all […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Friday
Nov 07 2014
18:35 UTC

Carnival of Space #379

... Philae from the Rosetta spacecraft this coming Wednesday. In preparation, on Friday (Oct. 31), the European Rosetta mission carried out its second and final deterministic' maneuver that put the satellite into its planned lander delivery orbit. The mission will see separation of the

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

Wednesday
Nov 05 2014
23:07 UTC

Seven Days Out: ESA’s Historic Landing on a Comet is Just a Week Away

... keep the 100-kilogram spacecraft from crashing or bouncing hopelessly back out […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Monday
Nov 03 2014
02:06 UTC

Cassini Spots the Sun Shining on Titan’s Sea

There's nothing like the beautiful reflection of sunlight off the mirrored surface of a lovely lake… regardless┬if you're on Earth or Saturn's moon Titan! This picture, a mosaic of images acquired by Cassini's Visual Infrared and Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) instrument during a flyby on August 21, 2014, shows exactly that: sunglint reflecting off the super-smooth […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Tuesday
Oct 28 2014
16:58 UTC

Film funded by ESA tells the story of comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta

... collaboration between the space agency and digital film company Platige Image. Oscar-nominated director Tomek Bagiskis seven minute film explores the philosophy behind the Rosetta mission. It

Posted by Across the universe

Monday
Oct 27 2014
18:43 UTC

Carnival Roundup

Here is a quick roundup of the last few Carnivals of Space! Carnival of Space #375 at Brown Spaceman Ultraluminous Pulsar Uranus's bizarre moon Miranda Solar Powered Lasers Carnival #376 at Urban Astronomer A possible subsurface ocean on Mimas Exoplanet weather Where IS ET? Carnival #377 at Everyday Spacer Color, aesthetics, and astronomy images Over 500 exo-comets observed Comet C2013 A1 (Siding Spring) Approaches Mars (finally!) Rosetta's Comet STINKS China's newest Moon shot The Carnival of S

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

Sunday
Oct 26 2014
19:38 UTC

The First Photo of Earth From Space Was Taken 68 Years Ago

... orbits, even distant spacecraft exploring other planets in our Solar System… all have captured images of Earth from near and far. But there was […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

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