Comet Tempel 1

European Asteroid Smasher Could Bolster Planetary Defense

by Ken Kremer February 24, 2013

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Planetary Defense is a concept very few people heard of or took seriously – that is until last week’s humongous and totally unexpected meteor explosion over Russia sent millions of frightened residents ducking for cover, followed just hours later by Earth’s […]

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Deep Impact Images Spectacular incoming Comet ISON – Curiosity & NASA Armada Will Try

by Ken Kremer February 6, 2013

Image Caption: This image of comet ISON (C/2012 S1) ) from NASA’s Deep Impact spacecraft clearly shows the coma and nucleus on Jan. 17/18, 2013 beyond the orbit of Jupiter. See the dramatic new movie sequence below. It combines all 146 80-second clear filter exposures for a total integration time of 11680 seconds (about 3.25 […]

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2011: Top Stories from the Best Year Ever for NASA Planetary Science!

by Ken Kremer December 31, 2011

A year ago, 2011 was proclaimed as the “Year of the Solar System” by NASA’s Planetary Science division. And what a year of excitement it was indeed for the planetary science community, amateur astronomers and the general public alike ! NASA successfully delivered astounding results on all fronts – On the Story of How We […]

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Sounds of Comet Tempel 1 smashing into Stardust-NExT

by Ken Kremer February 23, 2011

As Stardust-Next was racing past Comet Tempel at 9.8 km/sec, or 24,000 MPH, it encountered a hail of bullet like particles akin to a warplane meeting the fury of armed resistance fighters which potentially could have utterly destroyed the probe. NASA has released a cool sound track of the sounds of thousands of cometary dust […]

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Movies of Comet Tempel 1 Encounter by Stardust-NExT

by Ken Kremer February 21, 2011

Want to know what it feels like at close range to ride on a spaceship past a zooming comet that’s spewing dust and debris that could destroy you at any moment ? Check out the movies (above & below) which gives you a front row seat at NASA’s newest ‘Comet Experience’. Hitch a ride on […]

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