The valiant MESSENGER spacecraft made Earth, Venus and Mercury flybys before its Mercury orbit four years ago. Soon it’ll crash into Mercury, but for now … new images!
Posts by Andrew R. Brown
ESA hopes communications with the Philae comet lander can be regained by May or June. Wait you’re waiting, check out these stunning newly released images!
Two photos from the Rosetta spacecraft – one from last November, and one from a few days ago – show a comet’s seasons changing.
1 Ceres is the largest and most massive object in the main asteroid belt, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Dawn will reach it in March, 2015.
The story you’ve been waiting for. The spacecraft images are fascinating, and the details of Comet Siding Spring’s exceedingly close pass of Mars might surprise you.
MESSENGER spacecraft’s fuel is nearly depleted. It will impact Mercury in March 2015. For now, space engineers are getting some of the best-ever Mercury pics.
As of Thursday morning, November 13 – after initially failing to attach to the surface – Philae is now stable and is sending back pictures.
The dayside images of Rosetta’s comet have been fantastic. Now, thanks to backscatter of sunlight from the comet’s coma, we’re seeing amazing nightside images.
China’s Chang’e 5 spacecraft rounded the lunar far side earlier this week, on the return leg of its journey to the moon. It’s now safely back on Earth.
The MESSENGER spacecraft, now orbiting Mercury, caught the images to make this movie of last Wednesday’s lunar eclipse. See Earth and moon from Mercury!