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How To Add Extra Planets To Celestia

2012 VP113 on Celestia We have been receiving questions about how to add extra planets (models) to Celestia. We listen to what our website visitors ask us, so here’s a detailed tutorial of how to add planets, comets, asteroids, etc., to Celestia. The following tutorial works for objects in our own Solar System. [The guide…
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Wonderful Titan

Titan Wonderful Scenes Titan is the wonderful moon of Saturn that could be a planet by its own right. NASA – ESA Cassini probe and Huygens lander have captured amazing images of the satellite that has an atmosphere thicker than Earth’s. NASA – esa released the next video of Saturn’s moon composed of images from…
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Planet X May Be Out There After All

Planet X May Be Out There Planet X has made it to the headlines again. Planet X is the assumed massive planet that may be the cause of perturbations in the orbits of outer [dwarf] planets like Sedna. Space news websites such as Space dot com are now publishing this research by Carlos De La…
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Dawn Makes It To Ceres

NASA’s probe Dawn is approaching to Ceres. The JPL NASA team is directing the Dawn space probe to the asteroid belt [dwarf] planet Ceres. JPL released the following picture Dawn took at 383, 000 km as the probe gets close to Ceres. Ceres, JPL – NASA The JPL team said they expect to place the…
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Landing Rosetta’s Philae More Challenging Than Thought

Rosetta’s Philae Landing Module European Space Agency – Jet Propulsion Laboratory joined mission to land Rosetta’s landing module Philae on comet 67P will prove to be a more challenging task than previously thought. The undertaking will be more complex than landing on a planet or even on an asteroid. The tentative date for the landing…
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Tragedy Strikes Virgin Galactic

Space Ship Two Crash Lands A failed sub-orbital flight of a Virgin Galactic spacecraft left one pilot dead and one injured. The spacecraft, Space Ship Two, had detached from its carrier plane White Knight which landed safely. Space Ship Two was supposed to achieve sub-orbital flight but the spacecraft experienced anomalies that caused it to…
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Russian Progress Rocket Launched To ISS

Russian Progress Rocket En Route to ISS A Russian Progress M 25-M rocket was launched today to restock the International Space Station. After the explosion of the Antatres rocket yesterday, the Russian Progress rocket successfully delivered its cargo to the ISS. Russian Progress Rocket Launched to ISS – Video, RT

c/2012 S1 ISON – Approach To Mars

Comet ISON is racing towards the inner solar system. This is the comet astronomers had said back in 2012 it would become “brighter than the moon”.  October 1, 2013 is when ISON begins its close approach to Mars and from there to Earth on its first approach to our planet. We will see how the…
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