Cassini radar image of part of Kraken Mare, the largest sea on Titan. Radar echoes on a 25-mile (40-kilometer) track along the eastern shoreline are shown as black and blue circles. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI/Cornell
The Cassini spacecraft continues to make new discoveries about Titan’s methane seas and lakes, answering some questions but raising additional ones […]
Philae ROLIS camera image acquired during descent on 12 November 2014 at 14:38:41 to Comet 67P/C-G from a distance of approximately 3 km from surface. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/ROLIS/DLR Story updated
For the first time in human history, a manmade object has touched down on the surface of a comet!
Marking a truly astounding moment, the […]
The Agilkia landing site is seen in this image of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, taken with Rosetta’s navigation camera on 6 November, just days before its lander Philae makes its historic descent to the surface. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM, CC BY-SA IGO 3.0
As frenzied anticipation mounts worldwide for history’s audacious first attempt to land on a comet, […]
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst installs a high-speed camera and other hardware into the Electromagnetic Levitator on the International Space Station. Image Credit: NASA
According to Vic Cooley, Lead Increment Specialist for Expedition 41/42, the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) has been as busy as ever this week, with research projects in […]
Philae’s landing site. This four-image NAVCAM mosaic shows Philae’s landing site as Rosetta departed its 10 km orbit on 30 October, when the spacecraft was 26.8 km from the centre of the comet. ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0
The landing site for Rosetta’s Philae comet lander now has an official name: AGILKIA!
Rosetta & Philae at comet 67P. Credit: ESA–C. Carreau/ATG medialab
Europe’s Rosetta orbiter has reached the orbit from which it will dispatch the small Philae lander to touchdown on the “head” of a comet for the first time in human history.
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From NASA: “The view from inside NASA Goddard’s Thermal Vacuum Chamber shows the JWST [James Webb Space Telescope] heart being lowered by crane in preparation of weeks of space environment testing.” An essential component of the James Webb Space Telescope has just completed and survived vacuum testing in extremely cold conditions. Photo Credit: NASA/Chris […]
Mimas, a cold, icy, and tiny moon of Saturn, may have a liquid water ocean below its heavily cratered surface. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI
It wasn’t that long ago that Earth was thought to be the only place in the Solar System capable of having liquid water oceans, but now we know of several moons that […]
ESA and its Rosetta mission partners are inviting you to suggest a name for the site where lander Philae will touch down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November. Credit: ESA
Calling all space enthusiasts! Here’s your chance to participate in Europe’s breathtaking Rosetta comet mission with a ringside seat for history’s first-ever attempt to […]