Tag Archive for 'comets'

Comet Touchdown!

I’ve been amazed how many people have asked me about Philae, the probe that recently landed on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Philae was attached to the Rosetta spacecraft that the European Space Agency (ESA) launched on March 2004. In …

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Comet ISON Was Here! (Finis)

Comet ISON grave cartoon

Wow, that didn’t last long! I had hoped to continue with a number of installments about Comet ISON after its close pass by the sun November 28. As you probably have heard, Comet ISON didn’t survive. Actually, a small fragment …

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Looking at Sunspots, Comet ISON, and the Planets

As I mentioned in my first blog post, this year we began Sun Spotting, a program of solar viewing at Johnson Observatory at the Creation Museum:

sun-spotting

The photograph shows a few of our guests participating in one of …

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