Comet Resembles 'Rubber Ducky' in European Spacecraft Views (Photos, Video)
Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA
The comet being chased down by a European probe looks a bit like a child's bath toy, new images from the spacecraft reveal.
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has gotten its best look yet at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, with which it will rendezvous early next month. And the results are surprising, researchers said. [See the video here.] Less «
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Take That, Jupiter! Planet's Great Comet Crash of 1994 Recalled
Twenty years ago this week, humans for the first time witnessed a collision between two bodies in the solar system. [Read the full story here.]
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Zap! Laser Sparks Fly on Mars in Curiosity Rover Video
Credit: NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on its arm to catch the first images of sparks produced by the rover's laser being shot at a rock on Mars.
NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars has set off some fireworks on the Red Planet with the zap-zap-zap of its high-tech space laser. [See the video here.]
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Private US Cargo Ship Blasts Off on Space Station Delivery
Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
A private spaceship packed with astronaut food, science experiments and a fleet of tiny satellites soared into orbit from Virginia's Eastern Shore today…Read More »