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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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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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Three X Solar Flares In Less Than 24 hours

Our sun [Sol] has released three X-type-solar flares from an active sunspot. The solar flares were X1, X2, and the most recent one of magnitude X3.2, the biggest so far in the year. It is expected that the sun rotates to face this active sunspot towards Earth. Researchers have estimated that a direct hit of…
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Unknown Emission Found In Titan

Scientists have found an unknown gas in Titan’s upper atmosphere after analyzing data from the Cassini probe. Saturn’s moon is the only moon in our solar system with a thick atmosphere comparable to the ones of the inner terrestrial planets.  Titan’s atmosphere is mainly made of nitrogen, methane, and hydrogen. Back in 2004 Cassini had…
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Space View from ALMA

The Atacama Large Millimeter Array [ALMA] is operational and according to ESO releases its  “first” image. Good to know government space agencies and astronomers well…. keep shedding light on what’s going on in galaxies far, far away… As for me… I have to see what’s going on in my own solar backyard… see you… I mean array you……
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