Aadil's Astronomy Space and Travels

All about Astronomy, Space and my Travels on Planet Earth!!! Hope you enjoy the experience!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010


SOHO is one of my favourite websites to see the sun's Corona and also see some sun grazing comets. And now it has discovered it's 2000th comet!!! Hope to someday discover one of my own comets too!!!

Courtesy: www.physorg.com

As people on Earth celebrate the holidays and prepare to ring in the New Year, an ESA/NASA spacecraft has quietly reached its own milestone: on December 26, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) discovered its 2000th comet.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Sun-grazing spacecraft carries out slewing maneuver for the first time

Sun-gazing spacecraft carries out never-before-tried slewing maneuver

The fastest path between Point A and Point B is a straight line. Not so fast, says a team of scientists and engineers who recently disproved this commonly accepted notion using a NASA satellite that had not moved more than 15 degrees during its 12-year mission studying the Sun.