Closest comet in 246 years via radar | EarthSky.org

Record-breakingly close flybys of two comets earlier this week. Radar images of one, the closest comet in 246 years. Will the other be visible to the eye?

Source: Closest comet in 246 years via radar | EarthSky.org

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Pacific solar eclipse seen from Proba-2

On 8-9 March 2016, a solar eclipse took place over the Pacific Ocean. This eclipse was total – meaning that the entire solar disk was covered by the Moon – over Indonesia and the central Pacific, starting at sunrise over Sumatra and ending at sunset north of the Hawaiian Islands. Addition…

Source: Pacific solar eclipse seen from Proba-2

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Galileo’s dozen: 12 satellites now in orbit / Launching Galileo / The future – Galileo / Navigation / Our Activities / ESA

The pace of deploying Europe’s own satellite navigation system continued to increase with today’s launch of the latest pair of Galileo satellites, doubling the number of satellites in space within nine months.

Source: Galileo’s dozen: 12 satellites now in orbit / Launching Galileo / The future – Galileo / Navigation / Our Activities / ESA

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