Solar Orbiter catches a second comet by the tail

Solar Orbiter catches a second comet by the tail

Adapted from ESA Science and Exploration Page For the second time in its mission, the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft has flown through the tail of a comet. Predicted in advance by astronomers at University College London, UK, the spacecraft collected a wealth of scientific data that now awaits full analysis. For a spacecraft designed to […]

A Christmas comet for Solar Orbiter

This post was repurposed from the ESA Science and Exploration page. Comet Leonard, a mass of space dust, rock and ice about a kilometre across is heading for a close pass of the Sun on 3 January, and the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft has been watching its evolution over the last days. The Solar Orbiter Heliospheric Imager […]

Hear the ‘Sound’ of a Spacecraft Flying Past Venus

Hear the ‘Sound’ of a Spacecraft Flying Past Venus

Two spacecraft zipped past Venus at nearly time this week, and we’re steadily getting more data from this rare double flyby. The research teams have even translated some of this data into sounds, which you can hear in this article.