Tag Archives: Comet

Comet Lovejoy from Station

Image credit: NASA Dan Burbank. On December 21 & 22, 2011 while onboard the International Space Station (ISS) as a member of Expedition 30, NASA astronaut Dan Burbank caught these incredible images of Comet C/2011 W3 Lovejoy after it had … Continue reading

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Comet & Meteor Dance Before the Universe

Image Credit & Copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO) Photo Ambassador, Petr Horalek. Here’s another incredible image of C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy that’s sailing on through the inner solar system as we speak.  The main event may be over but if you … Continue reading

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THE BRILLIANT COMET

Image Credit & Copyright: Sean Parker. Here’s a “WOW” for you from Sean Parker to help start your weekend right. This incredible image of Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy and the Pleiades open star cluster (AKA; Messier 45 or M45 or … Continue reading

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LET THE COMET HUNT BEGIN! (If You Haven’t Already)

Image Credit & Copyright: Alan Tough.  Look below for Alan’s Flickr & Twitter pages as well as all the data links you will need to find Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy. If you haven’t been keeping an eye on new long … Continue reading

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T-3 DAYS UNTIL ESA TOUCHES DOWN ON A COMET

Image Credit & Copyright: European Space Agency (ESA) and Rosetta spacecraft. All the links you will ever need below. What a ride ESA’s Rosetta mission to catch and orbit 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko but as we all know, the fun has just begun! … Continue reading

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EARLY TRICK-OR-TREATER SWINGS PAST MARS THIS SUNDAY

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/JPL This is the same post as the one back in august but with a few more details and links. Posting as a reminder as it very well could be a once in a lifetime event. … Continue reading

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COMET TO GIVE MARS A CLOSE SHAVE THIS OCTOBER

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/JPL Maybe Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring thinks Mars is a giant pumpkin careening around the Sun just in time for Halloween or maybe it’s just a near miss event set to occur on October 19, … Continue reading

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