comet sighted off the starboard bow

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission took this photo, and another science fiction dream becomes real. Click on it to enlarge. The ship is preparing to send a lander to the surface of this comet (called Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenkoin) in November.  Thanks to Bad Astronomy blog for calling my attention to the image. The comet is 50 kilometers away in this photo, and comet itself is 3.5 to 4 kilometers long. It’s got an odd shape.


your favorite links

Little Corduroy  A stuffed bear speaks its mind.  In this  revelation, halfway down a very long page, Jesus provides a message and discusses the colonization of Mars. We also learn of the writer’s computer problems and how they were fixed free of charge.

Psychotronic 16  Possibly the best film-related site in the universe. Watch the Youtube movies immediately after they are posted, because many are removed after a short time. Gigantis the Fire Monster is still there.