Yesterday, Oct. 19, at approximately 18:30 UTC, Mars got buzzed by a comet. The comet, named C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring), passed just 130,000 km (80,000 miles) above the surface of Mars, the closest cometary encounter with a terrestrial planet ever seen (the adjective is because Jupiter has been hit by several…
The inscription above the entrance to Space Camp
"Voyager passed the orbit of Pluto in 1993 and has now entered the realm of interstellar space. Nobody happens to be onboard the craft, but a gold phonograph record attached to its side is etched with the earthly sounds of, among many things, the human heartbeat.
So with our heart, if not our soul, we fly ever farther.”
- Neil deGrasse Tyson
Rosetta mission selfie at 16 km/10 miles of comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko