Category: comet

Jupiter Strike – Our Neighbor Takes Another Hit

Two amateur astronomers in different parts of the world took video through their telescopes of a sizable object slamming into Jupiter. While reviewing footage, Austrian Gerrit Kernbauer saw a flash of light on one side […]

Can You Hear Me Major Tom? Comet Lander Not Responding

A little more than a year ago on November 12, 2014, the Philae lander had a rough landing on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Instead of neatly landing on the comet’s surface, it bounced a few times and […]

Goodbye Planetary Rovers – Hello ‘Hopters’

On July 4th, 1997, the Sojourner rover touched down on Mars as a part of the Mars Pathfinder mission. It proceeded to send back an amazing array of imagery of the Martian landscape that captivated […]

Asteroid Mining a Step Closer

Earlier this week, the reality of asteroid mining came a step closer when President Obama signed into law the Space Act of 2015, which includes in it provisions that allow U.S. companies to mine asteroids […]

Halloween Skull Comet – Close Call or Business As Usual

Don’t you just love cosmic coincidences? Today (Halloween), a comet with a very skull-like appearance is passing very close to the Earth – about 1.3 times the distance to the moon or just more than 300,000 […]