MSL/Curiosity looks like comet while traveling toward Mars

MSL/Curiosity looks like comet while traveling toward Mars

Astronomers at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium in Australia took incredible time-lapse video . The sequence shows a plume drifting against the background stars, probably caused by venting from the Centaur rocket stage that sent the Mars Science

ROSAT’s re-entry between Oct. 22nd and 24th over an unknown part of Earth

ROSAT’s re-entry between Oct. 22nd and 24th over an unknown part of Earth

The ROSAT X-ray observatory, launched in 1990 by NASA and managed for years by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), will return to Earth within the next two weeks. Current best estimates place the re-entry between Oct. 22nd and 24th over an unknown part of

Envisat view of Earth pt.1 (Video)

Envisat view of Earth pt.1 (Video)

Recently lost ENVISAT still shows no signs of “life”. While satellite observing community wait for some news lets take a look at breathtaking imagery of land and oceans by Envisat’s optical and radar instruments. The satellite is orbiting 497 miles above the