A teaser showing how ESA Rosetta’s Philae lander will land.
The largest man-made structure in space ever is celebrating its birthday and looking optimistically in the future. This video shows its wonderful journey thru’ its last 15 years.
The whole project did take long to realise. This infographic shows the history of its construction and development.
Video Source: Space.com
Infographic Source: Space.com
Collection of absolutely stunning images, all taken in this year 2012.
These photos with audio commentary on BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19637073
The Royal Observatory has culled through over 800 entries from astronomers and astro-photographers around the world to release its compilation of the best astronomy photos of the year. The contest is run by Royal Observatory Greenwich and Sky at Night Magazine.
Should you have plans to be in London, an exhibition featuring the work is on display at the Royal Observatory Greenwich Planetarium throughout October 2012 in “The Universe Exposed: photographing the cosmos.”
No doubt Earth is the most habitable of all, but it does not hold the perfect score. Luckily, it’s not human who is making Earth less than perfectly habitable, but rather it is due to “tidal flexing“.
Source: Daily chart: Life on Mars and elsewhere | The Economist.
The quest to find a earth-like planet continues. Kepler Mission is a proper addition after european CoRoT mission. CoRoT was kept as an open secret with tedious french connection, even rather very open scientific community has no direct access. I think it will change with Kepler, which has gone social with its own presence in Twittverse. I wish the whole team all the best and am looking forward to first results.
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