Schlagwort Archiv: space

40.0000 images from Rosettas comet mission in a short movie

“In 2016 an exciting mission was ended. The Rosetta spacecraft made its final manouver. A controlled hard-landing on the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67p).
Before that Rosetta accompanied the Comet for more then 2 years. It researched valuable scientific data, brought a lander on to the comets surface and took a vast number of pictures.

2017 Esa released over 400000 images from Rosettas comet mission. Based on these material Motion Designer Christian Stangl and Composer Wolfgang Stangl worked together to create this shortfilm. The sequences are digitally enhanced real-footage from the probe.”

The Reusable Rocket is Finally Real

Vastly covered, nevertheless impressive engineering by the Blue Origin team that managed (in contrary to SpaceX) to bring back a rocket in one piece.
“The Shepard space vehicle reached thee edge of space at a suborbital altitude of 100.5 kilometers. The capsule then separated and touched down beneath a parachute but the BE-3 rocket also started its own descent. After the rockets fired at nearly 5,000 feet, it made a a controlled vertical landing at a gentle 4.4 mph.” Wicked!

New high-resolution galaxy shots

ESO, the European Southern Observatory has published new impressive pictures made by the VST-Tube-System showing star-forming region Messier 17, also known as the Omega Nebula or the Swan Nebula and the best portrait of the globular star cluster Omega Centauri ever made. Full resolution(!) and plenty of beautiful outer space pictures are available on the ESO page.

eso1119a New high resolution galaxy shots

eso1119b New high resolution galaxy shots


Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)

Carrying a 2.5-metre telescope inside a modified Boeing 747SP, the airborne observatory performs astronomical observations in the infrared and submillimetre wavelengths, high above the disturbance of Earth’s atmosphere. Watch the video here for more details.

 Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)

Results: Age of star nursery precisely determined for the first time
HerschelSterngeburt sn xl Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)
Credit: NASA, DLR