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Spacecraft looks for its 3,000th comet

Spacecraft looks for its 3,000th comet

Sen—Less than two years ago, the world watched entranced as a comet broke up into pieces in front of the watchful eye of a spacecraft. Called Comet ISON, the celestial visitor was supposed to put on an excellent show for stargazers around ... SEN, 1 week ago
Kamikaze Comet Loses its Head Universe Today, 2 months ago

Comet 67P: Target of Rosetta Mission

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is a small body visited by two spacecraft in 2014: the Rosetta orbiter and the Philae lander. The European Space Agency mission — usually collectively referred to as Rosetta — was the first to do extended ...
 Space.com1 month ago

Mercury's MESSENGER mission comes to a crashing climax

An artist's impression: MESSENGER flying over a colourful Mercury. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington More than a decade after it left Earth, the space probe MESSENGER is in the dying ...
 PhysOrg.com3 days ago

Happy Birthday, Hubble! 10 Epic Photos from the Iconic Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The iconic observatory, which was launched into space on April 24, 1990, has had its share of adventures over the years — including a faulty mirror (later repaired) and visits from ...
 LiveScience.com1 week ago

25 years in orbit: Cosmic wonders captured by Hubble

In its short life of 25 years it has witnessed a breadth of the cosmos that few humans may ever witness in person. NASA's Hubble telescope has revealed facets of space and time that had for much of human existence lingered in the shadows of imagination of scientists and philosophers. Today, the telescope, named after the astronomer Edwin Hubble, continues to provide views of cosmic wonders never before seen and is at the forefront of many new discoveries. As the Hubble space telescope ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago
Broadway World

Science Channel Premieres Season 2 of NASA'S UNEXPLAINED FILES Tonight

For decades NASA has been tasked with exploring the unknown. The agency has reached beyond the bounds of Earth in search of knowledge to benefit mankind - launching scientists into space and space crafts to the limits of the solar system. What those ...
 Broadway World1 week ago

NASA's Mars rover spies solar eclipse

Cape Canaveral, Florida : NASA's Mars rover Curiosity turned its cameras skyward to snap pictures of the planet's moon, Phobos, passing in front of the sun, images released on Thursday show. Curiosity landed on Mars in August 2012 for a two-year ...
 Livemint.com1 month ago
New Yorker

Frame of Reference

Credit Illustration by Leo Espinosa In 2000, Abe Crystal, an undergraduate from Columbia, South Carolina, was enrolled in a writing class I teach at Princeton, and one of his assignments was to compose a profile of another student, whose name was ...
 New Yorker2 months ago
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