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This description of asteroid 2867 Steins is based upon an article published in the January 8, 2010 issue of Science by H. Uwe Keller and numerous coauthors and on a related press release.
I know I already posted Earth once before. But I could not resist winding up the calendar with this view of a new Earth, for the new year.
Rosetta appears to have operated flawlessly as it streaked past Earth for its flyby early this morning. Here are a few more gems from the flyby.
Just hours away from its Earth flyby, Rosetta is busily snapping images and gathering other science data.
Heads up! ESA's Rosetta spacecraft is approaching for its last flyby of Earth, on Friday, November 13.
Heads up! ESA's Rosetta comet-chasing mission is going to buzz by Earth again in less than a month.
Today, I'm kicking the week off with a look at the unusually intense confluence of far flung planetary exploration that's just around the corner, starting the middle of next year.
This amazing view was captured by the CIVA camera on Rosetta's Philae lander just four minutes before its closest approach to Mars on February 25, 2007. The spacecraft was only 1,000 kilometers above the planet.
New Horizons' Jupiter encounter is officially underway!