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ESA Rosetta cometlander Philae wakes up! Where did she hide on 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko?

On March 2nd, 2004, the ESA Satellite Rosetta was launched. On board, a little comet lander called Philae, from the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, meant to land on some comet and investigate it. http://www.solarsystemscope.com/rosetta/ After a long journey, passing by several planets, and on which both Rosetta and Philae were put in hybernation, […]

March 17th 2015: More fireworks over North Europe (Aurora Borealis)

Just a few days before the upcoming solar eclipse on Friday morning, March 20th, Mother Nature had yet another nice surprise for us at hand. Due to a massive CME (a Coronal Mass Ejection, where the sun spits out a lot of particles) directed towards the earth, many places in Northern Europe were hit by […]

A Pale Blue Dot? Soyuz Launch of Expedition 40 to ISS #BlueDot

A photo sequence for the Liftoff of Soyuz TMA-13M with Expedition 40 to the ISS. It brings ESA’s Astronaut Alexander Gerst together with NASA’s Astronaut Reid Wiseman and Russian Cosmosnaut Maxim Suraev to the International Space Station. Launchdate: May 28th, 21:57 CEST, 20:57 CET. not long anymore – below 2 minutes, all green for launch. […]

The Sun and The Moon and The Stars

Even if the skies are still dark outside, the chances are there you’ll see the moon. And in case you like the warm sun only, only watch the first video. Sunrise in the Algerian Desert (Ahaggar National Park) A year of moon in 2.5 minutes. Full Moon Silhouettes from Mark Gee on Vimeo. Moonrise over […]

February 15th 2013: close flyby of Asteroid 2012 DA14

Asteroid 2012 DA14 will have a very close flyby on February 15th 2013. Image credit: La Sagra/ESA 2012 DA14 is an asteroid that was discovered last year by astronomers at the Spanish Observatorio Astronmico de La Sagra, after it already had flown by. It was calculated that 2012 DA14 would return to earth and pass […]