RSSArchive for June, 2010

Artist’s impression of Rosetta about to rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014.

Rosetta’s blind date with Lutetia

Comet-hunting spacecraft to make a fly-by of an asteroid in deep space

Partial lunar eclipse

Lunar eclipse Saturday night

Australians will be treated to a partial lunar eclipse on Saturday, June 26.

Artist’s impression of H209458b and its Sun-like star

Planet’s perfect storm

Superstorm spotted raging on a planet 150 light-years from Earth.

Dome of the AAT

Aussie observatory goes it alone

World-famous joint Anglo-Australian Observatory to become solely Australian

A coronal mass ejection

Stormy Sun

Solar explosion sends a billion-tonne cloud of particles heading for Earth.

Region N11 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Baby stars and bubbles of gas

Hubble captures a stunning new view of stellar birthplaces in a nearby galaxy.

An edge-on image of Earth's atmosphere

Sunset in space

Amazing photo taken from the Space Station shows the colours of sunset.

Infrared view of galaxy NGC 253

Cosmic grandeur: the Sculptor Galaxy

A new view of a famous galaxy, with stars galore that were hidden before.

Image of Mars from orbit

Was Mars covered with water?

A huge Martian ocean was probably sustained by an Earth-like water cycle.

Satellite image of Lake Powell and the Rainbow Bridge national monument

Rainbow Bridge national monument

Lake Powell’s southern reach features a massive natural sandstone bridge.