Saturday, October 31, 2015

"Dead" Skull-Shaped Comet Zips Past Earth on Halloween

Image Credits: NAIC-Arecibo/NSF 
The dead comet, named asteroid 2015 TB145, is approximately 2000 feet in diameter with a velocity of 35 km per second and is passing Earth at 1.3 lunar distances (302,000 miles) today - Halloween!  For more information on the comet see: and

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Cassini Satellite Successfully Goes Through the Water & Ice Plumes of Saturn's Ice-Covered Ocean Moon Enceladus

This beautiful "snowball" is actually Enceladus, Saturn's ice-covered ocean moon.
Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute 
Here is the article about today's fly-through: 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Daily Multiple Images of Earth Now Available from 1 Million Miles Away!

Daily images of Earth from one million miles out in space are now available from the EPIC camera on NASA's DSCOVR satellite.  The images have been taken 12 to 36 hours before they're posted on the website below: