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I wrote some time ago about the expectations for the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)'s contributions to solar system science. A couple of days ago, JPL posted an image and movie documenting the progress to date.
Today the Wide-field Survey Explorer (WISE) team released a small album of beautiful astrophotos.
Having discovered its first asteroid on January 12, Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has now officially discovered its first comet, P/2010 B2 (WISE).
Looking over the list of planets, moons, and smaller bodies I posted so far, I realized I didn't have an image of a comet yet.
It's a holiday and I'm enjoying time with the family, so rather than write a lot, I will let a spectacular image do the talking for me.
The latest on MSL landing sites, a look at comet outbursts, and links to other stuff.
After the political discussions of the morning, Mike Brown stood up to give the
With its mission at Tempel 1 over, the Deep Impact spacecraft has altered its course in order to allow a future mission at another comet.
When Deep Impact crashed into the nucleus of Tempel 1 at 23,000 miles per hour on July 4, it sent a huge, bright cloud of stuff upward and outward from the comet, providing a spectacular image that is already assured a place in the space history books, and may well be seared into the brains of all those who watched the event.
The team has just released a really pretty high-resolution view of Tempel 1 just 67 seconds after the impact.
Live blog from the press room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as Deep Impact's Impactor meets its fate at the comet....
The Deep Impact mission seems to have produced an impact crash beyond the expectations, but not the hopes, of the science team.
It looks like the European Space Agency was busy overnight -- lots of great Earth- and space- based images of the impact have been appearing on various websites.
Here in Von Karman auditorium at JPL, as they get ready for the press conference, they are playing
I woke this morning to find a press release in my Inbox that said:
NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft is set for its date with Comet Tempel 1.
With four days remaining until Deep Impact crashes into comet Tempel 1, the comet is looming larger and larger in the public view.