Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy
..
News About Asteroids And Comets
September 01, 2014
Europe sees five possible sites for comet landing
Paris (AFP) Aug 25, 2014
The European Space Agency (ESA) on Monday said it had drawn up a shortlist of five possible sites for carrying out the first-ever landing on a comet. Astronomers have been scrutinising high-definition photos sent back by the Rosetta spacecraft, which rendezvoused with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on August 6 after a 10-year chase through the Solar System. In mid-November, ESA intends to send down a robot laboratory, Philae, which will harpoon itself to the comet's surface and carry out a batt ... read more

.
Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement
Free Newsletters - Delivered Daily Via Email - Space - War - Terra - Energy
..

Satellite Services supplies on-board sub-systems for smallsats and microsats.
..
NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup
..
Rosetta arrival competition winners
..
Regulating Asteroid Mining
..
Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review
.
.
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Japan space agency unveils asteroid hunting probe

Opportunity Flash-Memory Reformat Planned

Chilly end for geckos sent into space by Russia

Why sibling stars look alike: Early, fast mixing in star-birth clouds

Astrophysicists Report Radioactive Cobalt in Supernova Explosion

How might El Nino affect wildfires in California?

Radio telescopes settle controversy over distance to Pleiades

..
Landing site search for Rosetta narrows
Using detailed information collected by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft during its first two weeks at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, five locations have been identified as candidate sites to set down the ... more
..
As Seen by Rosetta: Comet Surface Variations
A new image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko shows the diversity of surface structures on the comet's nucleus. It was taken by the Rosetta spacecraft's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on August 7, 2014 ... more
..
Orbital Completes Third Cargo Delivery Mission to ISS for NASA
Orbital Sciences has announced the successful completion of its third cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station in the past 10 months, including the initial demonstration flight comp ... more
..
Seven tiny grains captured by Stardust likely visitors from interstellar space
Since 2006, when NASA's Stardust spacecraft delivered its aerogel and aluminum foil dust collectors to Earth, a team of scientists has combed through the collectors in search of rare, microscopic pa ... more
..
Colliding Atmospheres: Mars vs Comet Siding Spring
On October 19, 2014, Comet Siding Spring will pass by Mars only 132,000 km away--which would be like a comet passing about 1/3 of the distance between Earth and the Moon. The nucleus of the comet wo ... more
..
NASA's 3-D Study of Comets Reveals Chemical Factory at Work
A NASA-led team of scientists has created detailed 3-D maps of the atmospheres surrounding comets, identifying several gases and mapping their spread at the highest resolution ever achieved. " ... more
..
Dawn navigates mini-asteroid belt
Patient and persistent, silent and alone, Dawn is continuing its extraordinary extraterrestrial expedition. Flying through the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, the spacecraft is using it ... more
..
Probe makes space history with rendezvous with comet
The space probe Rosetta made a historic rendezvous with a comet on Wednesday, climaxing a 10-year, six-billion-kilometre (3.7-billion-mile) chase through the Solar System, the European Space Agency (ESA) said. ... more
Free Newsletters - Delivered Daily Via Email - Space - War - Terra - Energy
..
..
Rosetta and Philae: Profile of comet-chasing team
Following is a profile of the Rosetta spacecraft, its payload Philae and the instruments they carry: ... more
..
Rosetta Arrives At Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko
After a decade-long journey chasing its target, ESA's Rosetta has today become the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet, opening a new chapter in Solar System exploration. Comet 67P/Chu ... more
..
Rosetta's Comet: Imaging the Coma
Less than a week before Rosetta's rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, images obtained by OSIRIS, the spacecraft's onboard scientific imaging system, show clear signs of a coma surroundi ... more
..
Orbiter Completes Maneuver to Prepare for Comet Flyby
NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has successfully adjusted the timing of its orbit around Mars as a defensive precaution for a comet's close flyby of Mars on Oct. 19, 2014. The orbiter fired thr ... more
..
Rosetta Takes Comet's Temperature
The observations of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko were made by Rosetta's visible, infrared and thermal imaging spectrometer, VIRTIS, between 13 and 21 July, when Rosetta closed in from 14 000 km t ... more
..
Comet-chaser nears prey after crossing billions of miles
After a decade-long quest spanning six billion kilometres (3.75 billion miles), a European probe will come face to face Wednesday with a comet, one of the Solar System's enigmatic wanderers. ... more
..
How Rosetta arrives at a comet
After travelling nearly 6.4 billion kilometres through the Solar System, ESA's Rosetta is closing in on its target. But how does a spacecraft actually arrive at a comet? The journey began on 2 March ... more
..
New NASA Research Shows Giant Asteroids Battered Early Earth
New research shows that more than four billion years ago the surface of Earth was heavily reprocessed - or melted, mixed, and buried - as a result of giant asteroid impacts. A new terrestrial bombar ... more
Free Newsletters - Delivered Daily Via Email - Space - War - Terra - Energy
..
Sierra Pacific Engineering And Products (SPEP) specializes in competitively priced, high quality latches, hinges, hasps, pull knobs, handles, and cam locks.
Our latest products

  • Plastic Hinges
  • Plastic Butt Hinges
  • Butt hinge
  • Cane Bolt
  • Lift Hinges
  • Flush Slam Latch
  • Wire Pulls
  • Cabinet Latch
  • SP on Facebool
  • SP on YouTube
  • ..
    Surface impressions of Rosetta's comet
    Surface structures are becoming visible in new images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by the scientific imaging system OSIRIS onboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft. The res ... more
    ..
    NEOWISE Spots a Comet That Looked Like an Asteroid
    Comet C/2013 UQ4 (Catalina) has been observed by NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft just one day after passing through its closest approach to the sun. ... more
    ..
    NASA's Mars orbiters to witness comet flyby
    Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring won't whiz by Mars for another two-plus months, but NASA is already preparing its Mars orbiters for the flyby. ... more
    ..
    Comet ISON's Dramatic Final Hours
    A new analysis of data from the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft has revealed that comet 2012/S1 (ISON) stopped producing dust and gas shortly before it raced past the S ... more
    ..
    Space Systems/Loral conducting technology studies for NASA
    Space Systems/Loral reports it has been chosen by NASA to study system concepts and technologies for the NASA Asteroid Redirect Mission. ... more
    ..
    Computing Paths to Asteroids Helps Find Future Exploration Opportunities
    As left over building blocks of the solar system's formation, asteroids are of significant interest to scientists. Resources, especially water, embedded within asteroids could be of use to astronaut ... more
    ..
    Asteroid Vesta to reshape theories of planet formation
    EPFL researchers have a better understanding of the asteroid Vesta and its internal structure, thanks to numerical simulations and data from the space mission Dawn. Their findings, published in Natu ... more
    ..
    Probe is headed for duck-shaped comet, images show
    New images reveal that the deep-space comet on which mankind plans to land a probe later this year, has an "extraordinarily irregular", duck-like shape, the European Space Agency (ESA) said Thursday. ... more
    The contents herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2011 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy statement
    Free Newsletters - Delivered Daily Via Email - Space - War - Terra - Energy
    ..
    Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement