The European Space Agency used one of the cameras on Rosetta’s Philae lander to snap this selfie, with comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko visible 31 miles away. The image captures a side of the Rosetta spacecraft and one of its 45-ft-long solar wings.
The space cannon is to be mounted on the Hayabusa-2 vehicle, which will carry it to the asteroid, which orbits between Earth and Mars. This is essentially a kinetic impact weapon that relies on an explosive charge to launch a 4lb slug into the surface. The spacecraft will release the weapon, allowing it to float downward while it takes cover on the opposite side of 1999JU3.
First off I love Alfonso Cuaron and will watch any movie he makes after CHILDREN OF MEN. That film is perfect and one of my favorites. I couldn’t wait to see Gravity in IMAX 3D.
This could easily be one of the best IMAX 3D films ever made. I went to the Smithsonian and saw the Hubble 3D film a year ago and was blown away. That inspired Cuaron to make Gravity. You could really see where he borrowed visual elements from that documentary.
This was also one of the rare movies where I actually flinched multiple times at debris flying at the camera.
Sandra Bullock pulled off a great performance in a really tough role.
This could have easily been a flop but, once again, Alfonso Cuaron proves he knows what he’s doing.
Go check out Gravity but make sure you see it in IMAX 3D. That’s the only way to go!
The Voyager 1 spacecraft is over 11 billion miles away, but it’s emitting an extremely faint radio signal that can be detected here on Earth. Recently, astronomers used this signal to create a “photograph” of the now-interstellar probe.