May 14

Observe the ISS across the sky

International Space Station

You probably have seen one day in the night sky a very bright object moving faster than a plane, without blinking, thinking that it was probably a plane. It is more than likely that it was the ISS ! My AllSky station captured the ISS passage last night between 3:04 am and 3:06 am and […]

May 5

The Rosetta Odyssey – 900 Days On A Comet

140919 - Comète 67P/Tchourioumov-Guérassimenko

A chip jump on a pin head offered us the opportunity to discover back an essential ESA space mission: Rosetta. The mission started with its launch on 2001 with Ariane 5, and consisted of an orbiter probe “Rosetta” and a lander “Philae” whose study of the comet 67P / Tchourioumov-Guérassimenko in the approach phase […]

May 3

Comet C2/2017 T2 Panstarrs

Comete de Hale-Bopp

Comets have always fascinated humanity with their mystery and splendor. They generally heralded tragic events, such as the death of King Harold II of England in 1451 and the advent of William the Conqueror, and we find many observations of them over the centuries; the most famous in Europe is from the Halley comet which […]