Getting to Know Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

We’re finally getting to know the icy nucleus behind comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. For all the wonder that comets evoke, we on Earth never see directly what whips up the coma and tail. Even professional telescopes can’t burrow through the dust and vapor cloaking the nucleus to distinguish the clear outline of a comet’s heart. The only way […]

How Humanity’s Next Moon Explorers Could Live In Lunar ‘Pits’

Just look at that new video from NASA showing the first moon landing site in three dimensions. It’s tempting to touch on the surface nearby the Eagle lander there in the center and do some prospecting. You’ll notice a lot of craters in that video, which is based on Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data. Across the […]