Stardust has sent the images of Tempel 1

NASA’s spacecraft Stardust has finally sent the images of his encounter with the comet Tempel 1 (read more about it here). All the pictures are already available here, from the most distant approach images to the closest one.
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At its closest approach, Stardust was only 178 kilometers away from Tempel 1’s …

Five astronomical events you don’t want to miss

Even though dark places like Sark are becoming more and more rare, when fewer and fewer people seem to take some time to look up at the stars, human beings have always been fascinated by the sky, using it to navigate, measure time or just enjoy the view.
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Stardust on its way to Tempel 1

An extraordinary mission is being prepared, and yet there are many unknowns. NASA’s Stardust is tearing along space at 10 kilometers per second, 300 million kilometers away from Earth. In front of it, a tiny spot of light is coming closer, the comet Tempel 1. The meeting will take place …

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