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Event: Public Stargazing

Event: Public Stargazing

From Gallery: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Friday April 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Public Stargazing Night! Tonight we will open the Sky Theatre at 7:00 and Observatory at 8:00 with views of Jupiter, Mars, and more if the skies permit. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Wed, 1 Jan 2014 13:28:30 EST

Comet ISON Photo Contest Winners Rock the House!

From Gallery: Universe Today

Comet ISON’s gone but positively not forgotten. The National Science Foundation today shared the results of their Comet ISON Photography Contest. You’ll recognize many of the names because so many of their photos have graced stories written for Universe Today. (...)Read the rest of Comet ISON Photo Contest Winners Rock the House! (164 words) © Bob […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:37:19 +0000

Comet Jacques Brightens Rapidly, Heads North

From Gallery: Universe Today

We’ve got a hot comet on our hands. Comet Jacques barely cracked magnitude +11 at the time of its March 13 discovery, but just three weeks later, amateur astronomers have already spotted it in large binoculars at magnitude +9.5. Expert comet observer Michael Mattiazzo, who maintains the Southern Comets Homepage, predicts that if Comet Jacques continues its […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:46:39 +0000

Fly to Rosetta’s Comet with this New Interactive Visualization

From Gallery: Universe Today

Hang onto your space helmets.  With a few moves of the mouse, you can now follow the European Rosetta mission to its target comet with this interactive 3-D simulator. Go ahead and give it a click – it’s live! (...)Read the rest of Fly to Rosetta’s Comet with this New Interactive Visualization (322 words) © […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:37:12 +0000

ESA Awakens Rosetta’s Comet Lander

From Gallery: Universe Today

Little Philae is awake! ESA sent a wake-up call to the 100-kg (220-lb) lander riding aboard the Rosetta spacecraft this morning at 06:00 GMT, bringing it out of its nearly 33-month-long slumber and beginning its preparation for its upcoming (and historic) landing on the surface of a comet in November. (...)Read the rest of ESA […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:16:53 +0000

Mars-Bound Comet Sprouts Twin Jets in Hubble Telescope Photos

From Gallery: SPACE.com

A new Hubble image, captured on March 11, shows what appear to be two jets of dust coming off the nucleus of Comet Siding Spring, which on Oct. 19 will miss Mars by just 84,000 miles — about one-third the distance between Earth and the moon.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:31:44 EDT

Mars-Bound Comet: Photos of Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring (Gallery)

From Gallery: SPACE.com

See photos and images of the Mars-bound comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring, which will buzz the Red Planet on Oct. 19, 2014. Comet Siding Spring was discovered in January 2013. Its pass through the inner solar system will be closely watched by Mars probes.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:14:17 EDT

Comet-Chasing Rosetta Spacecraft Approaches Its Target

From Gallery: SPACE.com

After a long hibernation, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft is catching up with its destination: Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:54:50 EDT

Mars-Bound Comet Siding Spring Sprouts Multiple Jets

From Gallery: Universe Today

Comet Siding Spring, on its way to a close brush with Mars on October 19, has been kicking up a storm lately. New images from Hubble Space Telescope taken on March 11, when the comet was just this side of Jupiter, reveal multiple jets of gas and dust. (...)Read the rest of Mars-Bound Comet Siding Spring […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:14:05 +0000

Rosetta Spacecraft Spies Its Comet As It Prepares For An August Encounter

From Gallery: Universe Today

As Rosetta limbers up for its close-up encounter with a comet, we have visual confirmation that it’s on the right track! The comet spied its destination – Comet 67P/Churymov-Gerasimenko — using its OSIRIS wide-angle camera and narrow-angle camera on March 20 and March 21. “Finally seeing our target after a 10 year journey through space is an […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:54:28 +0000

'Cosmos' Recap: Halley's Comet History and 4 More Amazing Facts from Episode 3

From Gallery: SPACE.com

Aired Sunday night (March 23), the third episode of the reboot of Carl Sagan's beloved TV show "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" explains how knowledge of fthe workings of gravity, comets and the solar system changed the way that humans look at the stars.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:15:14 EDT

Capturing Comet Halley

From Gallery: SPACE.com

Capturing the world's most famous comet from the Florida Keys, Victor Rogus was inspired for a lifetime of astronomy.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:28:51 EDT

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