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from the Guardian

Rosetta captures images of jet-blasting comet

Cameras on the Rosetta spacecraft captured powerful jets of steam and dust erupting from comet 67P as it tore past the sun on Thursday morning. Images beamed back from the probe showed the comet spewing material as it warmed up on its closest pass of the sun and began its journey back out into the frigid far reaches of the solar system [computer generated image above]

from NASA

Five Things We’ll Learn from Orion’s First Flight Test

Five Things We’ll Learn from Orion’s First Flight Test - 1. Launch Abort System Separation and 5. Computer Function

NASA's eyes - a way for you to learn about your home planet, our solar system, the universe beyond and the spacecraft exploring them. With applications for Mac and PC as well as apps for mobile devices there are many ways for you to follow along with our scientists and engineers. Download and install 'Eyes...' to get started with all of these experiences!

from the Guardian

Rosetta probe lands on comet 67P ending 12-year mission

A computer generated artist’s impression of Rosetta shortly before hitting comet 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko.

from io9

Stop Hating Original Science Fiction Movies Just For Having Tropes!

The post-first Matrix output of the Wachowski’s has consistently been administered a critical kicking. The Matrix sequels deservedly so, but Speed Racer unfairly and Cloud Atlas undeservedly.…

A computer screen shows the trajectory of NASA's LADEE moon mission a few minutes after it lifted off from Virginia on Sept. 6, 2013. [Read the Full Story Here]