Posts Tagged ‘comet’

This Colorized Photo of Comet 67P Shows Its Detailed Landscape from 38 Miles Above the Surface

Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 1.42.02 PM

On September 5th of this year, the OSIRIS imaging system aboard the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Orbiter snapped one of the closest looks at a comet that we’ve ever seen. Roughly 38.5 miles from the surface of Comet 67P, the photograph captured an incredible amount of detail, even showing the boulders on the surface of the comet.

After the original black and white image was published though, Flickr user 2di7 & titanio44 decided to bring the image to life even more by using obtainable information about Comet 67P to colorize it to the best of his or her ability. You can see the resulting image above. Read more…

This Spaceship Selfie Was Taken 250 Million Miles from Earth and Features a Comet Photobomb

spaceselfie1

Here’s an amazing “selfie” photograph that’s literally out of this world. It was captured a couple of days ago by the Rosetta mission, which is studying a comet over 250 million miles away from Earth on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA).
Read more…

Time-Lapse Shot by the Rosetta Spacecraft as It Approached Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

comet1

We’ve never wondered what it’s like to approach a comet… just never crossed our minds. The ESA, on the other hand, spent many years wondering as the Rosetta spacecraft made its way towards the Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko; and at the beginning of this month, they got to see it happen first-hand. Read more…

Striking 13-Photo Composite Captures Two Galaxies and a Comet in the Same Image

galaxycomet1

We’ve found reason to share Czech astrophotographer Miloslav Druckmüller‘s breathtaking work once before when we showed you his composite of a total solar eclipse. Now he’s back with another composite image that shows a nightscape the likes of which you’ve probably never seen before. Read more…

Time-Lapse of Comet Lovejoy Rising Above the Andes Mountains

Astrophotographer Stéphane Guisard captured this time-lapse video showing Comet Lovejoy rising above the Andes mountains like a giant paintbrush stroke across the sky. Guisard shot four different sequences with four different lenses to zoom into the scene.

(via planet5D)