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Twitter. Rosetta. The final countdown: Days from the toughest space landing ever Ten years after leaving Earth, one of humanity's most ambitious space missions is ready for its climax – a nail-biting drop onto the surface of a comet MATT TAYLOR will soon experience the most agonising 28 minutes and 20 seconds of his life.

Rosetta

That's how long it takes a signal to travel the 500 million kilometres from the surface of comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko to the European Space Agency's mission control in Darmstadt, Germany. So that's how long Taylor must wait to find out if his team has made history by landing a spacecraft on a comet for the very first time. The European Space Agency (ESA) craft, Rosetta, has been orbiting comet 67P since August. - Is there an end? by RMirandinha on deviantART. BiancaTeRito : Inside the #DragonV2 #SpaceX ... SpaceX : Meet #DragonV2, SpaceX's next ... Rosbiffrog : #SpaceX Inside Dragon Version ... Rosbiffrog : #SpaceX Inside Dragon Version ... Rosbiffrog : #SpaceX Inside Dragon Version ...

MarcKBoucher : And landing #SpaceX Dragon ... Rosbiffrog : #SpaceX Dragon Version 2 is ... Maximaxoo : #Space: the stupendous variety... How Many Moons Does Saturn Have? A collage of Saturn (bottom left) and some of its moons: Titan, Enceladus, Dione, Rhea and Helene.

How Many Moons Does Saturn Have?

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Saturn’s moons have such a variety of environments between them that you’d be forgiven for wanting to spend an entire mission just looking at its satellites. Live Soyuz TMA-12M Launch to Docking Coverage - Spaceflight101 Live. Ericarolfe : Today at ESRIN canteen its... Live From Space - Would space suit you? - Channel 4. VirtualAstro : Watching #SpaceLive over the... SpaceLive : The International Space Station... Jvreymondon : #INFOGRAPHIC: #SpacePlanes... SpaceLive : We have lift off. #SpaceLive... SpaceLive : The ISS travels at 17,500 miles... SpaceLive : Life in space = no showers. SpaceLive : This helps to demonstrate the... Ice-capades: The true blue beauty of the icebergs of Iceland.

By Sara Malm Published: 16:56 GMT, 12 November 2012 | Updated: 20:17 GMT, 12 November 2012 It has been called the nation of fire and ice and as these stunning pictures proves, it is certainly the latter.

Ice-capades: The true blue beauty of the icebergs of Iceland

The magnificent ever-changing landscapes of Iceland where the freezing temperatures make the icebergs and glaciers shift in every shade of blue, from turquoise and azure to indigo. With it's volcanic 'black beaches', northern lights and stunning fiords - home of the icebergs - the Northern European nation is a photographer's dream. Spiral Galaxy Messier 83* This dramatic image of the galaxy Messier 83 was captured by the Wide Field Imager at ESO's La Silla Observatory, located high in the dry desert mountains of the Chilean Atacama Desert.

Spiral Galaxy Messier 83*

Messier 83 lies roughly 15 million light-years away towards the huge southern constellation of Hydra (the sea serpent). It stretches over 40 000 light-years, making it roughly 2.5 times smaller than our own Milky Way. However, in some respects, Messier 83 is quite similar to our own galaxy. Amazing Photos: Jupiter's Volcanic Moon Io. Astrophysics: Fire in the hole! Andy Potts In March 2012, Joseph Polchinski began to contemplate suicide — at least in mathematical form.

Astrophysics: Fire in the hole!

A string theorist at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, California, Polchinski was pondering what would happen to an astronaut who dived into a black hole. Obviously, he would die. Watch how America is getting frozen in this time-lapse from space. TV. Sagan. Visible Structures by steve-burg on deviantART. Photo by redbullstratos. Home. SpaceRef - Space News and Reference. Space News. Space Images. Live_ISS_Stream on USTREAM: Live video from the International Space Station includes internal views when the crew is on-duty and Earth views at other times.

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