Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Rebecca Roth, Imaging Coordinator & Social Media Specialist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center; responsible for sharing imagery with the media, as well as sharing those images with the public, mainly through social media such as Instagram and Flickr. Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg ) Kimberly Cartier (@AstroKimCartier […]
ESA’s Philae lander, the first spacecraft to successfully soft-land on the surface of a comet and former piggyback partner to Rosetta, has not been in communication since July of 2015 and, with 67P now six months past perihelion and heading deeper out into the Solar System, it’s not likely it will ever be heard from again.
With just 12 days before Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reaches perihelion, we get a look at recent images and results released by the European Space Agency from the Philae lander along with spectacular 3D photos from Rosetta’s high resolution camera. Remarkably, some 80% of the first science sequence was completed in the 64 hours before Philae fell into hibernation. Although […]
Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: This week we welcome Paul Sutter, the CCAPP Visiting Fellow who works on the cosmic microwave background and large-scale structure. Guests: Jolene Creighton (@jolene723 / fromquarkstoquasars.com) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein / briankoberlein.com) Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg ) Alessondra Springmann (@sondy)
Fantastic news! Philae’s alive and kicking. The lander “spoke” with its team on ground via Rosetta for 85 seconds — its first contact since going into hibernation in November. Signals were received at ESA’s European Space Operations Center in Darmstadt at 4:28 p.m. EDT yesterday June 13. The lander sent more than 300 data packets reporting on its condition […]
It’s only a bright dot in a landscape of crenulated rocks, but the Rosetta team thinks it might be Philae, the little comet lander lost since November. The Rosetta and Philae teams have worked tirelessly to search for the lander, piecing together clues of its location after a series of unfortunate events during its planned landing on […]
Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Amy Shira Teitel (@astVintageSpace) discussing space history and her new book Breaking the Chains of Gravity Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg ) This Week’s Stories: Falcon 9 launch and (almost!) landing NASA Invites ESA to Build Europa Piggyback Probe Bouncing Philae Reveals Comet is Not Magnetised Astronomers Watch […]