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Tuesday
Jan 27 2015
19:47 UTC

Dawn Captures Best Images Ever of Hipster Planet Ceres

... best┬ever┬obtained! NASA's Dawn spacecraft is now on final approach to┬the 950 km (590 mile) dwarf planet Ceres, the largest world in the main asteroid belt and the biggest object in the inner Solar System that […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Jan 21 2015
20:49 UTC

Rosetta Gets a Peek at Comet 67P's Underside

... particularly dramatic view of comet 67P/C-G due to the angle of solar illumination, this is a mosaic made from four images acquired by Rosetta's NavCam on January 16, 2015, from a distance of 28. 4 km (17. 6 miles). The assembled image shows the larger “bottom” lobe of 67P, with a flat region called Imhotep along […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Jan 20 2015
15:06 UTC

Esa favours moon not Mars for next crewed mission Stuart Clark

... new video from the European Space Agency talks about an international effort to return humans to the moon as a stepping stone for future crewed missionsThe European Space Agency has outlined its vision for what lunar exploration could be in the future in a new video released onto the internet today. It comes in the wake of a decision to look into collaborating with the Russians over sending a lander to the Moon's south pole. The video is general and contains no reference to any specific futur

Posted by Across the universe

Wednesday
Jan 07 2015
16:23 UTC

E Pur Si Muove: Galileo’s Big Night

Note: This is an edited repost of an article from 2014. 405 years ago tonight, January 7, 1610, the Pisan astronomer Galileo Galilei looked up at a bright Jupiter at opposition through his handmade telescope and saw three little “stars” next to it, which piqued his natural scientific curiosity. He soon realized that these little […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Tuesday
Jan 06 2015
23:30 UTC

Hubble’s Stunning Star-Filled View of the Andromeda Galaxy

... 25th anniversary in space this year but it seems like we're the ones getting all the presents! Yesterday NASA released two new high-def versions of the famous “Pillars of Creation” image, and now today there's this: Hubble's most detailed┬image ever of the Andromeda Galaxy! Containing over 100 million stars it's not just the […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Tuesday
Jan 06 2015
03:50 UTC

Hubble Gives Us Our Best View Yet Of The “Pillars of Creation”

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its launch this year and to commemorate the milestone┬it's recently turned its gaze (during the course of about 15 orbits) back onto one of the┬most iconic targets of its career: the “Pillars of Creation,” five-light-year-high columns of cold gas in the process of being sculpted […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Saturday
Jan 03 2015
20:08 UTC

A Postcard from Mars: Salsberry Peak Panorama

Every now and then I get unexpectedly caught up in a project that I originally intended to be a quick just-for-fun thing and ends up taking an hour and a half of my time (usually long after I should have gone to bed.) This was one of those. Made up of 28 raw images acquired […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Wednesday
Dec 31 2014
22:40 UTC

Here’s the Last Moon of 2014

Here's the last Moon of 2014 and she's a beauty! I love the light on the mountainous rim of Sinus Iridum along the northern terminator, the remains of a 3. 7-billion-year-old lava-filled crater aka the “Bay of Rainbows.” Thanks to all of my readers and fans for following along throughout┬2014, and here's to yet another exciting […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

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