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This is an interesting size comparison of comet 67P - the focus of the much talked about Rosetta mission.

space-pics:

True color and size of comet 67P.
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Rosetta rondezvouzed with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Now we wait for the landing of the Philae lander.

“After 10 years, five months and four days travelling towards our destination, looping around the Sun five times and clocking up 6.4 billion kilometres, we are delighted to announce finally ‘we are here’,” says Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA’s Director General.

“Europe’s Rosetta is now the first spacecraft in history to rendezvous with a comet, a major highlight in exploring our origins. Discoveries can start.” (via The Register)

When do you think there will be a human presence on Mars? (Credit NASA / Via nasa.gov)

An interesting look at the exoplanet - GJ 1214b and its  weather.

heythereuniverse:

Clouds Detected on Alien Planet —New Hubble Discovery | TheDailyGalaxy

Weather forecasters on exoplanet GJ 1214b would have an easy job. Today’s forecast: cloudy. Tomorrow: overcast. Extended outlook: more clouds. A team of scientists led by researchers in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago report they have definitively characterized the atmosphere of a super-Earth class planet orbiting another star for the first time. [Read moreSource photo 1: [Tyrogthekreeper]

(via science-and-things)

An interesting rendition of the surface of Pluto.

spaceplasma:

 CRIRES model-based computer-generated impression of the Plutonian surface, with atmospheric haze, and Charon and the Sun in the sky. Pluto’s atmosphere consists of a thin envelope of nitrogen, methane, and carbon monoxide gases, which are derived from the ices of these substances on its surface.

The Pluto–Charon system is noteworthy for being one of the Solar System’s few binary systems, defined as those whose barycenter lies above the primary’s surface (617 Patroclus is a smaller example, the Sun and Jupiter the only larger one). This and the large size of Charon relative to Pluto has led some astronomers to call it a dwarf double planet. The system is also unusual among planetary systems in that each is tidally locked to the other: Charon always presents the same face to Pluto, and Pluto always presents the same face to Charon: from any position on either body, the other is always at the same position in the sky, or always obscured.

Credit: ESO/L. Calçada

(via thenewenlightenmentage)

It’s Monday and we are thinking of Mars.
spaceplasma:

Zoom-in from Earth to the surface of Mars

Credit: ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)

It’s Monday and we are thinking of Mars.

spaceplasma:

Zoom-in from Earth to the surface of Mars

Credit: ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)

Martian magnificence!

thedinte:

opticallyaroused:

Mars

This is just beautiful.

(via purple-cosmos)