Tag: comet

Oct 8, 2019

A Neo-Noir Short Made from Actual Photos of Rosetta’s Historic Comet Landing

A Neo-Noir Short Made from Actual Photos of Rosetta’s Historic Comet Landing

In celebration of humankind landing a #$%^!@* spacecraft on a comet

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Aug 17, 2016

Every Extraterrestrial Body We Have Landed On and Photographed

Every Extraterrestrial Body We Have Landed On and Photographed

Views from the final frontier

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Nov 18, 2014

Huge Fiery Flash in the Sky Seen in Russia

Huge Fiery Flash in the Sky Seen in Russia

Residents in the Sverdlovsk region of Russia witnessed a huge fiery flash in the sky on 14 November 2014 around 6:39 pm local time. Thankfully the prevalence of dash cams meant there was plenty of amateur footage to capture the event. I’ve included a second video below for another view of the fiery phenomenon.…

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Nov 13, 2014

26 HQ Photos by Rosetta and Philae

26 HQ Photos by Rosetta and Philae

On 12 November 2014, the ESA’s Rosetta mission landed its Philae probe on a comet, the first time in history that such a feat has been achieved. Rosetta was launched on 2 March 2004 and travelled 6.4 billion kilometres through the Solar System before arriving at the comet on 6 August 2014. [source] The…

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Nov 5, 2014

Rosetta and Philae Prepare for Comet Landing

Rosetta and Philae Prepare for Comet Landing

After a ten-year journey Rosetta and Philae have finally reached their destination, Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Rosetta and the ESA spent the last few weeks studying the comet to find the best place for Rosetta’s lander, Philae, to land. If all goes according to plan, Philae will land on a site named Agilkia on November 12,…

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Oct 30, 2014

Rendezvous with a Comet

Rendezvous with a Comet

AMBITION is a short film starring Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger, GAME OF THRONES) in support of the European Space Agency (ESA)’s Rosetta Mission. Directed by Tomek Bagiński, the “6 minute trailer to a 20 year mission” tells the story of one of the most important space exploration endeavours of this decade. Just as Gillen’s enigmatic…

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Sep 24, 2014

Picture of the Day: The 271 Million Mile Selfie

Picture of the Day: The 271 Million Mile Selfie

Photograph by ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA Seen here is a spacecraft selfie taken by the Rosetta space probe some 271 million miles (436 million km) away from Earth and about 50 km away from the 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko comet. The image was taken on 7 September 2014 and captures the side of the Rosetta spacecraft and one of Rosetta’s…

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