Category Archives: Space

comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

ESA Rosetta Probe to Land on Comet 11/12/14

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft will deploy its harpoon laden comet lander, “Philae.” for a landing on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Wednesday 11/12/1411:00 am.  This will be the first time…

Credit: NASA, ESA, G. Schneider (University of Arizona), and the HST/GO 12228 Team

Hubble Images Stars with Planet Construction Zones

(NASA) – Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have completed the largest and most sensitive visible-light imaging survey of dusty debris disks around other stars. These dusty disks, likely created…

Mars Comet Flyby

Mars Satellite Fleet has Front Row Seat for Comet Viewing

(NASA) – The extensive fleet of science assets, particularly those orbiting and roving Mars, have front row seats to image and study a once-in-a-lifetime comet flyby on Sunday, Oct. 19. Comet C/2013…

A rare and mighty pulsar

NuSTAR finds Shockingly Bright Star

(NASA) – The NuSTAR Telescope (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) has found a pulsating, dead star beaming with the energy of about 10 million suns. This is the brightest pulsar  ever recorded….


India Spacecraft to Enter Mars Orbit this Week

After a successful launch on November 5th 2013 the Indian Space Research Organization ISRO is set to place the Mangalyaan spacecraft into orbit around the red planet. The spacecraft will arrive right on schedule…


Hubble finds monster black hole inside one of the tiniest galaxies ever known

(NASA) – Astronomers using data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ground observation have found an unlikely object in an improbable place — a monster black hole lurking inside one…

supernova star

Surviving Companion Star of Supernova seen by Hubble

(NASA) – Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a companion star to a rare type of supernova. This observation confirms the theory that the explosion originated in a…


Asteroid to pass close to Earth, the real story is we missed it.

A small asteroid will pass close to Earth on Sunday, it will pass at a distance of about 25,000 miles. In terms of the scale of the solar system this…