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67P, o cometa que ‘sua’ dois copos de água a cada segundo que passa

67P, o cometa que ‘sua’ dois copos de água a cada segundo que passa

The Night Sky in 2014: 11 Must-See Celestial Events (Infographic) By Jennifer Lawinski, Social Media Contributor

The Night Sky in 2014: 11 Must-See Celestial Events (Infographic) By Jennifer Lawinski, Social Media Contributor

#CometLanding Rosetta lander Philae landt op komeet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (TV ESA webcast)

#CometLanding Rosetta lander Philae landt op komeet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (TV ESA webcast)

Protoplanets and major asteroids.  Relative size.  Very soon we will have new pictures of Ceres which we have never seen up close,  which is larger than Vesta in this picture.  Who doesn't love space?

Protoplanets and major asteroids. Relative size. Very soon we will have new pictures of Ceres which we have never seen up close, which is larger than Vesta in this picture. Who doesn't love space?

That Was A Bumpy Landing. Can Philae Still Complete Its Mission? 11/13/14 Not Anchored Indeed, the Philae landing featured some serious technical glitches that are surely frustrating mission planners.

That Was A Bumpy Landing. Can Philae Still Complete Its Mission?

That Was A Bumpy Landing. Can Philae Still Complete Its Mission? 11/13/14 Not Anchored Indeed, the Philae landing featured some serious technical glitches that are surely frustrating mission planners.

ScienceCasts: NASA on the Lookout for a New Meteor Shower on May 5, 2014 Sky watchers in North America could witness a new meteor shower on May 24th when, for the first time, Earth passes through a cloud of dust from periodic comet 209P/LINEAR.

ScienceCasts: NASA on the Lookout for a New Meteor Shower on May 5, 2014 Sky watchers in North America could witness a new meteor shower on May 24th when, for the first time, Earth passes through a cloud of dust from periodic comet 209P/LINEAR.

Hallan vapor de agua en Ceres, el más pequeño de los planetas enanos

Hallan vapor de agua en Ceres, el más pequeño de los planetas enanos

This illustration helps put the sizes of asteroids and dwarf planets in perspective. Mathilde, Luteita and Vesta are asteroids. Ceres and Pluto are dwarf planets. Earth's Moon, which we all see in the night sky, is provided as an easy visual reference.

Ceres follows an orbit between Mars and Jupiter, within the asteroid belt, with a period of 4.6 Earth years.

Ceres follows an orbit between Mars and Jupiter, within the asteroid belt, with a period of 4.6 Earth years.

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