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ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft will deploy its Philae lander to land on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in Nov. 2014. Its expected to deliver for several weeks to several months, depending on how long it takes the solar cells to be covered in dust. … Continue reading
A malfunctioning cooling pump was removed in the first of a multiple space walk repair mission for ISS astronauts. Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins completed Spacewalk #1 on Dec. 21, 2013. Read more here.
YouTube/NASA Goddard: These images from NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory and the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory show Comet ISON growing dim as it made the journey around the sun. The comet was not visible at all in NASA’s Solar … Continue reading
(ITN)–Comet Ison is expected to pass just about 621,000 miles (1 million km) from the sun’s surface on November 28 and will be visible to the naked eye in December as it nears Earth. NASA scientists are not sure if … Continue reading
(The Telegraph) — The Maven spacecraft launches on a mission to Mars to find out how water may have disappeared from the red planet. The unmanned spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on a mission to find out how … Continue reading
Solar Eclipse Spectacle: Rare solar phenomenon sweeps the globe: YouTube/JewishNewsOne: A rare solar eclipse plunge parts of the US, Africa and Europe into darkness after the moon passed between the sun and the earth. Total solar eclipse over Kenya: YouTube/The … Continue reading
LiveLeak Perseid meteor explosion creates an debris ring which scatters over a 20 minute time lapse period. Extremely rare event, let alone captured on camera. Video by Michael K. Chung