Category Archives: Cosmology

Video: Pluto’s Moons Oddly Shaped Hydra and Color Nix Images Reach Earth

YouTube/VideoFromSpace: Hydra and Nix were snapped by NASA’s New Horizons’ mission from a distance of ~600,000 kilometers on July 13th and again on July 14th at a distance of 231,000 kilometer/143,000 miles (Hydra) and 165,000 kilometers/102,000 miles (Nix). The Nix … Continue reading

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Seeing Pluto in a New Light

NASA Press Conference Following Successful Flyby of Pluto YouTube/NASA: NASA officials and team members of the New Horizons mission to Pluto participate in a news conference featuring release of close-up images of Pluto’s surface and moons, and initial reactions from … Continue reading

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European Spacecraft to Land on Comet in 2014 [Animation]

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

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Comet ISON Fizzles [Video]

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

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Comet ISON : Makes Final Approach To Go Around the Sun on Thanksgiving Day (Nov 27, 2013) [Video]

(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

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Sard Mix: Bridge of Sighs

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In Memory of the Late, Great Planet Earth

Via Chron.com: An Obituary for the World By Kyrie O’Connor | December 20, 2012 | Updated: December 21, 2012 12:07am After a long illness, the world ended today. It was 4.54 billion years old. Strangely, the exact date of the … Continue reading

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Astronomers Amazed by Discovery of ‘Ultramassive’ Black Hole Some 10 to 40 Billion Times the Mass of the Sun

(Before It’s News)—Some of the biggest black holes in the Universe may actually be even bigger than previously thought, according to a study using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. Astronomers have long known about the class of the largest … Continue reading

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TRP Survives Its First Year

Well, today The Right Planet celebrates its one-year anniversary! We have survived the hackers, viruses, spammers, haters, impostors, death threats, etc. The next year should prove very interesting indeed. Let’s just pray we’re all still here a year from now! … Continue reading

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LAST GASP: TRP Needs Your Support!

***This is a sticky post. Newer posts are below this one*** Dear Planeteers, I don’t know if what TRP does here is helpful to the cause of conservatism or not. I try. I have recently fallen on very hard times … Continue reading

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