Looking for a Halloween costume?

So you haven’t picked a Halloween costume, and the big night is fast approaching. If […]


A nice night sky – on Mars – with a comet

NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity captured images of a comet passing much closer to Mars […]


Vintage comet hunt

It was 45 years ago when astronomer Klim Churyumov and Svetlana Gerasimenko, one of his […]


In a distance, far far (that is: 13 billion light year) away….

Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope astronomers have made what may be the most reliable […]

A. Zitrin (California Institute of Technology, USA)

Comet at Mars

Today comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring will pass withing 140,000 km from Mars. Here are […]


For the extraterrestrial golddiggers among us

Researchers at NAOJ and the University of Tokyo revealed that gold, platinum, and rare earth […]


The dark comet rises

Ever since early August, when Rosetta rendezvoused with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at a distance of roughly […]


Water on the hottest planet of the Solar System

NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft has provided the first optical […]


From A to J (Rosetta)

How to choose a landing site for Philae? These were some of the considerations – […]