Comet-chasing mission Rosetta: 100 days to wake-up.


The Philae lander at work on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. While Rosetta studies the comet from close orbit, Philae will obtain measurements from the surface. Immediately after touchdown in November 2014, a harpoon will be fired to anchor the lander and prevent it from escaping the comet’s extremely weak gravity. The minimum targeted mission time for Philae […]

James Ayer’s Paintings.


From whitewolfpack.com: James Ayer’s paintings of Native American history are not just the results of a simple act with the stroke of a brush. A lot of time and attention to details are paid by him. His paintings are actually the result of years of research combined with his personal exploration and observation. During this […]

A lonely planet without a star.


From earthsky.org: n international team of astronomers has discovered an exotic young planet that is not orbiting a star. This free-floating planet, dubbed PSO J318.5-22, is just 80 light-years away from Earth and has a mass only six times that of Jupiter. The planet formed a mere 12 million years ago—a newborn in planet lifetimes. […]

Let Your Kindness Be Like the Rain! – Pause


From Jackie Spellman on Spiritual Networks: Talib al Habib bio: Talib al-Habib was born in London in 1976 and grew up in Manchester, before moving to South Africa with his family for a ten-year stay. It was here that he met his spiritual guide and began traversing the path of traditional Islam – the methodology […]