MISSION NEWS AS OF TUESDAY 21 MARCH 2017
+ BEFORE AND AFTER: UNIQUE CHANGES SPOTTED ON ROSETTA’S COMET
Growing fractures, collapsing cliffs, rolling boulders and moving material burying some features on the comet’s surface while exhuming others are among the remarkable changes documented during Rosetta’s mission.
+ COLLAPSING CLIFF REVEALS COMET’S INTERIOR
Rosetta scientists have made the first compelling link between an outburst of dust and gas and the collapse of a prominent cliff, which also exposed the pristine, icy interior of the comet.
Read more: http://sci.esa.int/jump.cfm?oid=58916
+ NEW HUBBLE MOSAIC OF THE ORION NEBULA [HEIC1705]
In the search for rogue planets and failed stars astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have created a new mosaic image of the Orion Nebula. During their survey of the famous star formation region, they found what may be the missing piece of a cosmic puzzle; the third, long-lost member of a star system that had broken apart.
Read more: http://sci.esa.int/jump.cfm?oid=58895