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ExoMars about to set probe on Mars: timeline

It’s only a few days to go until the ExoMars mission’s satellite Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) will drop of it’s little probe Schiaparelli (EDM) onto the surface of Mars. Launched on the 14th March 2016 it took Exomars about 7 months to geto to Mars. And on the 16th of October, it will separate from […]

Moon & Envisat spotted in the skies above.

Tonight I tried another set of pictures – with the telescope as well as without from the ESA satellite/zombie Envisat. The moon almost didn’t fit into one single shot. Yesterday it was much easier to fetch the moon as less than 50% was lit. And today the former ESA satellite Envisat also came by. Not, […]

First moonshot from closeby

Having tried to take pictures from the moon in the past, I now got a real telescope to try with. And it is really not as easy as I thought. Finding the moon was already quite some work. And when you think you finally got the moon in sight and walk for a few minutes […]

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 […]