Blog posts tagged with space

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Mar 14 2015
17:05 UTC

Esa's Solar Orbiter mission passes crucial milestone

... a test model for a spacecraft that will travel closer to the Sun than any mission yet flown. Called Solar Orbiter, it will have to contend with almost 13 times more solar energy than we receive on Earth. This will cause the temperature

Posted by Across the universe

Mar 13 2015
19:44 UTC

This Is The Asteroid That Didn't Hit Us

... around 100 tons of space debris¬every day (although that oft-stated¬estimate¬is still being researched.) But on March 11, 2015, a 1228 meter asteroid dubbed 2015 ET cosmically “just missed us,” […]

Posted by Universe Today

Mar 03 2015
12:43 UTC

European Space Agency's gravity probe leaves UK for final tests before launch

... first of a new breed of spacecraft, says Cesar Garcia, Esa Project manager for the LISA-Pathfinder mission, It is exquisite. He is speaking to me in the giant cleanroom at Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage. On Friday 27 February, LISA-Pathfinder was painstakingly lifted onto its propulsion module, and se

Posted by Across the universe

Feb 18 2015
18:31 UTC

New Horizons Now Close Enough to See Pluto's Smaller Moons

... Pluto the New Horizons spacecraft has been able to spot not only the dwarf planet and its largest moon Charon, but also two of its much smaller moons, Hydra and Nix — the latter for the very first time! The animation above comprises seven frames […]

Posted by Universe Today

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