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COMET KOHAUTEK - ART CONCEPTS. NASA Skylab space station

COMET KOHAUTEK - ART CONCEPTS. NASA Skylab space station

S73-37273 (24 Dec. 1973) --- An artist's concept illustrating the trajectory of the newly-discovered Comet Kohoutek in relation to the sun and to Earth and the plane of Earth's orbit. The picture show's the pos... More

A far ultraviolet image of Comet Halley, taken by an electronic camera aboard a suborbital rocket 300 kilometers above Earth, showing a hydrogen cloud surrounding the comet and extending tens of millions of kilometers from the nucleus. Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory and the University of Texas launched the rockets to obtain images of the comet at a variety of ultraviolet wavelengths

A far ultraviolet image of Comet Halley, taken by an electronic camera...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Space Scene Camera Operator: Naval Research Laboratory Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Comet Halley, JPL/NASA images. NASA public domain image colelction.

Comet Halley, JPL/NASA images. NASA public domain image colelction.

In 1986, the European spacecraft Giotto became one of the first spacecraft ever to encounter and photograph the nucleus of a comet, passing and imaging Halley nucleus as it receded from the sun. NASA/ESA/Giotto Project

STS083-410-004 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet photographed from the orbiter Columbia

STS083-410-004 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet photographed from the orbit...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Hale Bopp comet taken during the STS-83 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: COMETS, PHOTOGRAPHY, STS-83, COLUMBIA (ORB... More

STS084-389-010 - STS-084 - Comet Hale-Bopp as seen over the Earth limb by STS-84 crew

STS084-389-010 - STS-084 - Comet Hale-Bopp as seen over the Earth limb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographs of the Comet Hale-Bopp as it sets over the Earth limb. The orbiter was in an inertial relationship to the stars so that the Earth, illuminat... More

STS083-410-003 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet photographed from the orbiter Columbia

STS083-410-003 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet photographed from the orbit...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Hale Bopp comet taken during the STS-83 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: COMETS, PHOTOGRAPHY, STS-83, COLUMBIA (ORB... More

STS083-507-001 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet seen during STS-83 mission

STS083-507-001 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet seen during STS-83 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Hale Bopp comet over the earth's atmosphere taken during the STS-83 mission from the orbiter Columbia. Subject Terms: COMETS, EARTH OBSERV... More

STS083-507-005 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet seen during STS-83 mission

STS083-507-005 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet seen during STS-83 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Hale Bopp comet over the earth's atmosphere taken during the STS-83 mission from the orbiter Columbia. Subject Terms: COMETS, EARTH OBSERV... More

STS083-410-019 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet photographed from the orbiter Columbia

STS083-410-019 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet photographed from the orbit...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Hale Bopp comet taken during the STS-83 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: COMETS, PHOTOGRAPHY, STS-83, COLUMBIA (ORB... More

STS083-410-013 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet photographed from the orbiter Columbia

STS083-410-013 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet photographed from the orbit...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Hale Bopp comet taken during the STS-83 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: COMETS, PHOTOGRAPHY, STS-83, COLUMBIA (ORB... More

The STS-93 crew pose in front of an M-113, an armored personnel carrier, which they will use for emergency egress training from the launch pad. From left are Mission Specialist Steven A. Hawley (Ph.D.), Pilot Jeffrey S. Ashby, Mission Specialist Michel Tognini of France, Commander Eileen M. Collins and Mission Specialist Catherine G. Coleman (Ph.D.). Collins is the first woman to serve as mission commander. Tognini represents the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). TCDT activities familiarize the crew with the mission, provide training in emergency exit from the orbiter and launch pad, and include a launch-day dress rehearsal culminating with a simulated main engine cut-off. The primary mission of STS-93 is the release of the Chandra X-ray Observatory, which will allow scientists from around the world to obtain unprecedented X-ray images of exotic environments in space to help understand the structure and evolution of the universe. Chandra is expected to provide unique and crucial information on the nature of objects ranging from comets in our solar system to quasars at the edge of the observable universe. Since X-rays are absorbed by the Earth's atmosphere, space-based observatories are necessary to study these phenomena and allow scientists to analyze some of the greatest mysteries of the universe. The targeted launch date for STS-93 is no earlier than July 20 at 12:36 a.m. EDT from Launch Pad 39B KSC-99pp0723

The STS-93 crew pose in front of an M-113, an armored personnel carrie...

The STS-93 crew pose in front of an M-113, an armored personnel carrier, which they will use for emergency egress training from the launch pad. From left are Mission Specialist Steven A. Hawley (Ph.D.), Pilot J... More

MESSENGER First Images of Comets Encke and ISON

MESSENGER First Images of Comets Encke and ISON

As comets C/2012 S1 ISON and the well-known short-period comet 2P/Encke both approached their closest distances to the Sun in November, 2013, they also passed close to the MESSENGER spacecraft orbiting the inne... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Samples of Earth rocks and real meteorites are featured in an interactive display at the new Great Balls of Fire exhibit at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. The grand opening featured remarks by former NASA astronaut Tom Jones, and Therrin Protze, chief operating officer at Delaware North Parks and Resorts at the visitor complex.    Great Balls of Fire shares the story of the origins of our solar system, asteroids and comets and their possible impacts and risks. The 1,500-square-foot exhibit, located in the East Gallery of the IMAX theatre at the visitor complex, features several interactive displays, real meteorites and replica asteroid models. The exhibit is a production of The Space Science Institute's National Center for Interactive Learning. It is a traveling exhibition that also receives funding from NASA and the National Science Foundation. Photo credit: NASA/Daniel Casper KSC-2014-3135

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Samples of Earth rocks and real meteorites are ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Samples of Earth rocks and real meteorites are featured in an interactive display at the new Great Balls of Fire exhibit at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. The gra... More

Finder Chart for Viewing Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy

Finder Chart for Viewing Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy

On clear nights in January 2015, comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy is visible in the Taurus region of the sky to observers using binoculars. This chart indicates where to look for it on different dates during the month. ... More

Titan Observed Naked in the Solar Wind

Titan Observed Naked in the Solar Wind

This diagram depicts conditions observed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during a flyby in Dec. 2013, when Saturn's magnetosphere was highly compressed, exposing Titan to the full force of the solar wind. In analy... More

Cometographia, totam naturam cometarum...exhibens

Cometographia, totam naturam cometarum...exhibens

LC copy imperfect: half title wanting. LAC ecr 2018-11-06 update (1 card)

Astronomical Diagrams RMG L1073-005

Astronomical Diagrams RMG L1073-005

Astronomical Diagrams This set of twelve hand-coloured astronomical prints and explanatory card are contained in a portfolio folder labelled "Astronomical Diagrams". This series was first issued by Reynolds in ... More

Looking for the Comet RMG PU9748

Looking for the Comet RMG PU9748

Looking for the Comet This watercolour depicts a woman, possibly a domestic servant, stepping out of a door with candle in hand and a black cat behind her, in search of a comet. It may satirise the popular inte... More

Domina capillorum a - Public domain dedication image

Domina capillorum a - Public domain dedication image

Collection of strange images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey. Public domain photograph - night sky, astronomy, universe, space, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch, Folio 52

Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch, Folio 52

Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch, Folio 52 (erschrocklicher Comet, 1300) Public domain photograph - night sky, astronomy, universe, space, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Il saggiatore nel quale con bilancia esquita e giusta siponderano ...

Il saggiatore nel quale con bilancia esquita e giusta siponderano ...

"Il Saggiatore" ("The Assayer") is a book written by Galileo Galilei, an Italian physicist, mathematician, and astronomer. The book, which was published in 1623, is a collection of essays on scientific and ph... More

Il saggiatore nel quale con bilancia esquita e giusta siponderano ...

Il saggiatore nel quale con bilancia esquita e giusta siponderano ...

"Il Saggiatore" ("The Assayer") is a book written by Galileo Galilei, an Italian physicist, mathematician, and astronomer. The book, which was published in 1623, is a collection of essays on scientific and ph... More

Astronomicum cæsareum

Astronomicum cæsareum

Picryl description: Public domain illustrated rare book page scan, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Astronomicum cæsareum

Astronomicum cæsareum

Picryl description: Public domain illustrated rare book page scan, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

A scheme of the Solar system with the orbits of the planets and comets belonging thereto /

A scheme of the Solar system with the orbits of the planets and comets...

Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy annotated in ink on verso: Whiston's Solar System.

The Comets Observation - Political cartoon, public domain image

The Comets Observation - Political cartoon, public domain image

Berryman Political Cartoon Collection Public domain reproduction of political cartoon, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

COMET - ASTRONOMY (KOHOUTEK). NASA Skylab space station

COMET - ASTRONOMY (KOHOUTEK). NASA Skylab space station

S73-33283 (28 April 1973) --- Videographs of Comet Kohoutek taken by the 36-inch telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory on April 28, 1973 for the Skylab program. Photo credit: NASA

A far ultraviolet image of Comet Halley, taken by an electronic camera aboard a suborbital rocket 300 kilometers above Earth, showing a hydrogen cloud surrounding the comet and extending tens of millions of kilometers from the nucleus. Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory and the University of Texas launched the rockets to obtain images of the comet at a variety of ultraviolet wavelengths

A far ultraviolet image of Comet Halley, taken by an electronic camera...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Space Scene Camera Operator: Naval Research Laboratory Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Photo Artwork composite by JPL This depiction of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacting Jupiter is shown from several perspectives. IMAGE B shows the perspective from Galileo spacecraft which can observe the impact point directly. For visual appeal, most of the large cometary fragments are shown close to one another in this image. At the time of Jupiter impact, the fragments will be separated from one another by serveral times the distances shown. This image was created by D.A. Seal of JPL's Mission Design Section using orbital computations provIded by P.W. Chodas and D.K. Yeomans of JPL's Navigation Section. ARC-1994-AC94-0353-2B

Photo Artwork composite by JPL This depiction of comet Shoemaker-Levy ...

Photo Artwork composite by JPL This depiction of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacting Jupiter is shown from several perspectives. IMAGE B shows the perspective from Galileo spacecraft which can observe the impact p... More

STS083-507-020 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet seen during STS-83 mission

STS083-507-020 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet seen during STS-83 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Hale Bopp comet over the earth's atmosphere taken during the STS-83 mission from the orbiter Columbia. Subject Terms: COMETS, EARTH OBSERV... More

STS084-389-021 - STS-084 - Comet Hale-Bopp as seen over the Earth limb by STS-84 crew

STS084-389-021 - STS-084 - Comet Hale-Bopp as seen over the Earth limb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographs of the Comet Hale-Bopp as it sets over the Earth limb. The orbiter was in an inertial relationship to the stars so that the Earth, illuminat... More

STS083-507-022 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet seen during STS-83 mission

STS083-507-022 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet seen during STS-83 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Hale Bopp comet over the earth's atmosphere taken during the STS-83 mission from the orbiter Columbia. Subject Terms: COMETS, EARTH OBSERV... More

STS083-507-014 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet seen during STS-83 mission

STS083-507-014 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet seen during STS-83 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Hale Bopp comet over the earth's atmosphere taken during the STS-83 mission from the orbiter Columbia. Subject Terms: COMETS, EARTH OBSERV... More

STS-93 Michel Tognini of France arrives at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility to participate in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Tests (TCDT) this week. TCDT activities familiarize the crew with the mission, provide training in emergency exit from the orbiter and launch pad, and include a launch-day dress rehearsal culminating with a simulated main engine cut-off. Joining Tognini are Commander Eileen M. Collins, Pilot Jeffrey S. Ashby, and Mission Specialists Catherine G. Coleman (Ph.D.) and Steven A. Hawley (Ph.D.). Tognini represents the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). Collins is the first woman to serve as mission commander. The primary mission of STS-93 is the release of the Chandra X-ray Observatory, which will allow scientists from around the world to obtain unprecedented X-ray images of exotic environments in space to help understand the structure and evolution of the universe. Chandra is expected to provide unique and crucial information on the nature of objects ranging from comets in our solar system to quasars at the edge of the observable universe. Since X-rays are absorbed by the Earth's atmosphere, space-based observatories are necessary to study these phenomena and allow scientists to analyze some of the greatest mysteries of the universe KSC-99pp0712

STS-93 Michel Tognini of France arrives at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facil...

STS-93 Michel Tognini of France arrives at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility to participate in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Tests (TCDT) this week. TCDT activities familiarize the crew with the mission, provid... More

STS-93 Mission Specialist Catherine G. Coleman (Ph.D.) grins on her arrival at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility aboard a T-38 jet to participate in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Tests (TCDT) this week. TCDT activities familiarize the crew with the mission, provide training in emergency exit from the orbiter and launch pad, and include a launch-day dress rehearsal culminating with a simulated main engine cut-off. Joining Coleman are Commander Eileen M. Collins, Pilot Jeffrey S. Ashby and Mission Specialists Steven A. Hawley (Ph.D.) and Michel Tognini of France, who is with the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). Collins is the first woman to serve as mission commander. The primary mission of STS-93 is the release of the Chandra X-ray Observatory, which will allow scientists from around the world to obtain unprecedented X-ray images of exotic environments in space to help understand the structure and evolution of the universe. Chandra is expected to provide unique and crucial information on the nature of objects ranging from comets in our solar system to quasars at the edge of the observable universe. Since X-rays are absorbed by the Earth's atmosphere, space-based observatories are necessary to study these phenomena and allow scientists to analyze some of the greatest mysteries of the universe KSC-99pp0711

STS-93 Mission Specialist Catherine G. Coleman (Ph.D.) grins on her ar...

STS-93 Mission Specialist Catherine G. Coleman (Ph.D.) grins on her arrival at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility aboard a T-38 jet to participate in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Tests (TCDT) this week. TCDT ac... More

STS-93 Pilot Jeffrey S. Ashby pauses for the photographer before climbing into an M-113 armored personnel carrier at the launch pad to take part in emergency egress training. In preparation for their mission, the STS-93 crew are participating in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities that also include a launch-day dress rehearsal culminating with a simulated main engine cut-off. Others in the crew are Commander Eileen M. Collins and Mission Specialists Steven A. Hawley (Ph.D.), Catherine G. Coleman (Ph.D.), and Michel Tognini of France, who represents the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). Collins is the first woman to serve as a mission commander. The primary mission of STS-93 is the release of the Chandra X-ray Observatory, which will allow scientists from around the world to obtain unprecedented X-ray images of exotic environments in space to help understand the structure and evolution of the universe. Chandra is expected to provide unique and crucial information on the nature of objects ranging from comets in our solar system to quasars at the edge of the observable universe. Since X-rays are absorbed by the Earth's atmosphere, space-based observatories are necessary to study these phenomena and allow scientists to analyze some of the greatest mysteries of the universe. The targeted launch date for STS-93 is no earlier than July 20 at 12:36 a.m. EDT from Launch Pad 39B KSC-99pp0727

STS-93 Pilot Jeffrey S. Ashby pauses for the photographer before climb...

STS-93 Pilot Jeffrey S. Ashby pauses for the photographer before climbing into an M-113 armored personnel carrier at the launch pad to take part in emergency egress training. In preparation for their mission, t... More

Inside an M-113 armored personnel carrier at the launch pad, the STS-93 crew take part in emergency egress training under the watchful eyes of Capt. George Hoggard (center), trainer with the KSC Fire Department. From left are Mission Specialist Michel Tognini of France, Commander Eileen M. Collins, Hoggard, Mission Specialist Steven A. Hawley (Ph.D.), Pilot Jeffrey S. Ashby, and Mission Specialist Catherine G. Coleman (Ph.D.). Collins is the first woman to serve as mission commander. Tognini represents the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). The training is part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities that also include a launch-day dress rehearsal culminating with a simulated main engine cut-off. The primary mission of STS-93 is the release of the Chandra X-ray Observatory, which will allow scientists from around the world to obtain unprecedented X-ray images of exotic environments in space to help understand the structure and evolution of the universe. Chandra is expected to provide unique and crucial information on the nature of objects ranging from comets in our solar system to quasars at the edge of the observable universe. Since X-rays are absorbed by the Earth's atmosphere, space-based observatories are necessary to study these phenomena and allow scientists to analyze some of the greatest mysteries of the universe. The targeted launch date for STS-93 is no earlier than July 20 at 12:36 a.m. EDT from Launch Pad 39B KSC-99pp0724

Inside an M-113 armored personnel carrier at the launch pad, the STS-9...

Inside an M-113 armored personnel carrier at the launch pad, the STS-93 crew take part in emergency egress training under the watchful eyes of Capt. George Hoggard (center), trainer with the KSC Fire Department... More

STS61C-05-002 - STS-61C - STS-61C crew activities

STS61C-05-002 - STS-61C - STS-61C crew activities

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation showing STS-61C crew activities. Views include: back of two crewmember's heads as they look out aft flight deck windows (002)... More

Genesis of a Comet Artist Concept

Genesis of a Comet Artist Concept

This artist animation depicts one of the most widely accepted theories pertaining to the origin of comets. This image is courtesy of NASA Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology, Pasade... More

Comets and Enceladus - Similar Chemistry

Comets and Enceladus - Similar Chemistry

Comets and Enceladus - Similar Chemistry NASA/JPL/SwRI

Exploring Mercury Tail, NASA/JPL Mercury project images

Exploring Mercury Tail, NASA/JPL Mercury project images

As the MESSENGER spacecraft approached Mercury, the UVVS field of view was scanned across the planet's exospheric "tail," which is produced by the solar wind pushing Mercury's exosphere (the planet's extremely ... More

Spacecraft:  The Kennedy Space Center has processed and launched many scientific missions to study Earth, the moon, other planets, and the space environment, which has greatly expanded our knowledge and understanding of the solar system. These automated machines have orbited and landed on Venus and Mars, explored the Sun’s environment, observed comets and asteroids, and made close-range surveys while flying past Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.  The Launch Services Program, established in 1998, continues this mission today.     Poster designed by Kennedy Space Center Graphics Department/Greg Lee. Credit: NASA KSC-2012-1867

Spacecraft: The Kennedy Space Center has processed and launched many ...

Spacecraft: The Kennedy Space Center has processed and launched many scientific missions to study Earth, the moon, other planets, and the space environment, which has greatly expanded our knowledge and underst... More

Earth Observations taken by Expedition 30 crewmember

Earth Observations taken by Expedition 30 crewmember

ISS030-E-015479 (22 Dec. 2011) --- Comet Lovejoy is visible near Earth’s horizon in this nighttime image photographed by NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 commander, onboard the International Space Stat... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Therrin Protze, chief operating officer with Delaware North Parks and Resorts at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, welcomes guests to the grand opening of the Great Balls of Fire exhibit. To his left is former NASA astronaut Tom Jones.    Great Balls of Fire shares the story of the origins of our solar system, asteroids and comets and their possible impacts and risks. The 1,500-square-foot exhibit, located in the East Gallery of the IMAX theatre at the visitor complex, features several interactive displays, real meteorites and replica asteroid models. The exhibit is a production of The Space Science Institute's National Center for Interactive Learning. It is a traveling exhibition that also receives funding from NASA and the National Science Foundation. Photo credit: NASA/Daniel Casper KSC-2014-3128

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Therrin Protze, chief operating officer with De...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Therrin Protze, chief operating officer with Delaware North Parks and Resorts at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, welcomes guests to the grand opening of the Great ... More

NASA-ExocometsAroundBetaPictoris-ArtistView

NASA-ExocometsAroundBetaPictoris-ArtistView

Credit: NASA/FUSE/Lynette Cook Click on image for larger version. http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/features/bios/roberge/roberge_image.html Aki likes this image because it shows the dynamic nature of the plane... More

Etoiles courants a - Public domain dedication image

Etoiles courants a - Public domain dedication image

Collection of strange images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey. Public domain photograph - night sky, astronomy, universe, space, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

'Off on a Comet' by Paul Philippoteaux 066

'Off on a Comet' by Paul Philippoteaux 066

An illustration from Jules Verne's novel "Off on a Comet" (French: "Hector Servadac", 1877) drawn by Paul Dominique Philippoteaux. Polski: Ilustracja powieści Juliusza Verne'a "Hektor Servadac: podróż wśród g... More

Album der Natuur (1860 - 1860) (17760936698)

Album der Natuur (1860 - 1860) (17760936698)

Title: Album der Natuur Identifier: albumdernatuur60haar (find matches) Year: - 1860 1860 - 1860 (1860s) Authors: Subjects: Publisher: Haarlem Contributing Library: Natural History Museum Library, London Di... More

Astronomicum cæsareum

Astronomicum cæsareum

Picryl description: Public domain illustrated rare book page scan, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Komeet van 1652, letterpress print

Komeet van 1652, letterpress print

Blad met vier afbeeldingen van de komeet zoals deze is gezien in Regensburg op 24, 25 en 26 december 1652. Onder de afbeelding van de staartster een beschrijving in 2 kolommen van observaties in Regensburg, Ams... More

The Gallic Magi led by the Imperial comet

The Gallic Magi led by the Imperial comet

Public domain image of a military forces, uniform, officer, military commander, European armies, free to use, no copyright restrictions -Picryl description Thomas Rowlandson - English caricaturist of the 18th ... More

Brooks' Comet postcard, collection of astronomy

Brooks' Comet postcard, collection of astronomy

Public domain photograph of vintage postcard, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Where will it strike next? / K.

Where will it strike next? / K.

Illustration shows a comet labeled "Allds Investigation" striking a planet labeled "Albany Legislature" causing it to explode among planets labeled "Aldrich, Penrose, Payne, Vreeland, Dalzell, Cannon, Hitchcock... More

A far ultraviolet image of Comet Halley, taken by an electronic camera aboard a suborbital rocket 300 kilometers above Earth, showing a hydrogen cloud surrounding the comet and extending tens of millions of kilometers from the nucleus. Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory and the University of Texas launched the rockets to obtain images of the comet at a variety of ultraviolet wavelengths

A far ultraviolet image of Comet Halley, taken by an electronic camera...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Space Scene Camera Operator: Naval Research Laboratory Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A far ultraviolet image of Comet Halley, taken by an electronic camera aboard a suborbital rocket 300 kilometers above Earth, showing a hydrogen cloud surrounding the comet and extending tens of millions of kilometers from the nucleus. Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory and the University of Texas launched the rockets to obtain images of the comet at a variety of ultraviolet wavelengths

A far ultraviolet image of Comet Halley, taken by an electronic camera...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Space Scene Camera Operator: Naval Research Laboratory Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

STS083-507-017 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet seen during STS-83 mission

STS083-507-017 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet seen during STS-83 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Hale Bopp comet over the earth's atmosphere taken during the STS-83 mission from the orbiter Columbia. Subject Terms: COMETS, EARTH OBSERV... More

STS083-507-023 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet seen during STS-83 mission

STS083-507-023 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet seen during STS-83 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Hale Bopp comet over the earth's atmosphere taken during the STS-83 mission from the orbiter Columbia. View 023 is one of the best of the s... More

Hubble Sees Material Ejected From Comet Hale-Bopp

Hubble Sees Material Ejected From Comet Hale-Bopp

Hubble Sees Material Ejected From Comet Hale-Bopp NASA/JPL/STScI

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Boeing Delta II rocket with NASA's Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR) spacecraft attached is becoming visible as the launch tower is prepared for rollback.  The launch is scheduled for 2:47 a.m. EDT July 3 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.   Designed and built by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., the 2,138-pound (970-kilogram) spacecraft will be placed into an elliptical Earth orbit until Aug. 15, when it is scheduled to fire its main engine and enter a comet-chasing orbit around the sun. The mission's flexible four-year plan includes encounters with comets Encke (Nov. 12, 2003) and Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (June 19, 2006), though it can add an encounter with a "new" and scientifically valuable comet from the outer solar system, should one be discovered in time for CONTOUR to fly past it. CONTOUR's four scientific instruments will take detailed pictures and measure the chemical makeup of each comet's nucleus -- a chunk of ice and rock -- while analyzing the surrounding gas and dust. KSC-02pd1115

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Boeing Delta II rocket with NASA's Co...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Boeing Delta II rocket with NASA's Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR) spacecraft attached is becoming visible as the launch tower is prepared for rollback. The launch is scheduled fo... More

Ablaze with Infrared Light, JPL/NASA images

Ablaze with Infrared Light, JPL/NASA images

Is it a bird, or a plane? No, it comet Siding Spring streaking across the sky, as seen by NASA Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. An animation is available at the Photojournal. NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA

Scanning for Asteroids and Comets

Scanning for Asteroids and Comets

This image shows asteroids observed so far by NASA Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. An animation is available at the Photojournal. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ULCA/JHU

A Vast Disk of Comets Artist Concept

A Vast Disk of Comets Artist Concept

This artist impression shows the orbits of planets and comets around the star 61 Vir, superimposed on a view from the Herschel Space Telescope. ESA/AOES

Earth Observations taken by Expedition 30 crewmember

Earth Observations taken by Expedition 30 crewmember

ISS030-E-017836 (27 Dec. 2011) --- Almost a week after first sighting in the night sky, Comet Lovejoy is visible to the six astronauts and cosmonauts currently aboard the International Space Station. An 85-mm ... More

A digital painting of a night sky with stars. Night stars solar system.

A digital painting of a night sky with stars. Night stars solar system...

A painting of a galaxy / A digital painting of a night sky with stars / Public domain stock illustration.

Astronomical Diagrams RMG L1075-005

Astronomical Diagrams RMG L1075-005

Astronomical Diagrams This set of twelve hand-coloured astronomical prints and explanatory card are contained in a portfolio folder labelled "Astronomical Diagrams". This series was first issued by Reynolds in ... More

Les Parisiens et la comète, 1853

Les Parisiens et la comète, 1853

In August and September of 1853, Parisians were able to observe traces of a comet that had previously been spotted throughout Europe.

'Off on a Comet' by Paul Philippoteaux 106

'Off on a Comet' by Paul Philippoteaux 106

An illustration from Jules Verne's novel "Off on a Comet" (French: "Hector Servadac", 1877) drawn by Paul Dominique Philippoteaux. Polski: Ilustracja powieści Juliusza Verne'a "Hektor Servadac: podróż wśród g... More

Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch — Folio 142

Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch — Folio 142

Folio 142: "In the year 1542, on St Rupert's Day, the twenty-seventh of September, a comet was seen in the sky not far from the moon for many days, just as is painted here." Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch, c. 1550

Il saggiatore nel quale con bilancia esquita e giusta siponderano ...

Il saggiatore nel quale con bilancia esquita e giusta siponderano ...

"Il Saggiatore" ("The Assayer") is a book written by Galileo Galilei, an Italian physicist, mathematician, and astronomer. The book, which was published in 1623, is a collection of essays on scientific and ph... More

The path of the comet of 1759.
Puck magazine cover - The heavenly porter / L.M. Glackens.

Puck magazine cover - The heavenly porter / L.M. Glackens.

Illustration shows "Halley's Comet" on "The Comets Orbit", brushing the surface of "The Earth" on "The Orbit of the Earth" as they draw near each other. Caption: "Brush yo' off, Suh? Ain't gwine t' be 'round a... More

Sailboat races get under way on Potomac. Washington, D.C., Sept. 18. As a prelude to the major boat races in President's Cup Regatta scheduled for next Saturday, The Comets, Snipes, Moths and other type windjammers sailed the breezy Potomac today to compete for the much-coveted cups. President viewed the races from the yacht Potomac. 9/18/37

Sailboat races get under way on Potomac. Washington, D.C., Sept. 18. A...

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Astronaut George Nelson working on Comet Halley Active monitoring program

Astronaut George Nelson working on Comet Halley Active monitoring prog...

61C-05-026 (14 Jan. 1986) --- Astronaut George D. Nelson smiles for a fellow crew man's 35mm camera exposure while participating in the Comet Halley active monitoring program (CHAMP). Camera equipment and a pr... More

A far ultraviolet image of Comet Halley, taken by an electronic camera aboard a suborbital rocket 300 kilometers above Earth, showing a hydrogen cloud surrounding the comet and extending tens of millions of kilometers from the nucleus. Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory and the University of Texas launched the rockets to obtain images of the comet at a variety of ultraviolet wavelengths

A far ultraviolet image of Comet Halley, taken by an electronic camera...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Space Scene Camera Operator: Naval Research Laboratory Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

STS083-410-022 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet photographed from the orbiter Columbia

STS083-410-022 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet photographed from the orbit...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Hale Bopp comet taken during the STS-83 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: COMETS, PHOTOGRAPHY, STS-83, COLUMBIA (ORB... More

STS083-507-025 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet seen during STS-83 mission

STS083-507-025 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet seen during STS-83 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Hale Bopp comet over the earth's atmosphere taken during the STS-83 mission from the orbiter Columbia. Subject Terms: COMETS, EARTH OBSERV... More

STS083-410-014 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet photographed from the orbiter Columbia

STS083-410-014 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet photographed from the orbit...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Hale Bopp comet taken during the STS-83 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: COMETS, PHOTOGRAPHY, STS-83, COLUMBIA (ORB... More

Inside the Vertical Processing Facility, doors on the payload canister begin to close on the Chandra X-ray Observatory inside before being moved to Launch Pad 39B. Liftoff will take place no earlier than July 20 at 12:36 a.m. EDT aboard Space Shuttle Columbia, on mission STS-93. Chandra will allow scientists from around the world to obtain unprecedented X-ray images of exotic environments to help understand the structure and evolution of the universe. Chandra is expected to provide unique and crucial information on the nature of objects ranging from comets in our solar system to quasars at the edge of the observable universe, map the location of dark matter and help to identify it, and probe the faintest of active galaxies, allowing scientists to study not only how their energy output changes with time, but also how these objects produce their intense energy emissions in the first place. Since X-rays are absorbed by the Earth's atmosphere, space-based observatories are necessary to study these phenomena and allow scientists to analyze some of the greatest mysteries of the universe KSC-99pp0709

Inside the Vertical Processing Facility, doors on the payload canister...

Inside the Vertical Processing Facility, doors on the payload canister begin to close on the Chandra X-ray Observatory inside before being moved to Launch Pad 39B. Liftoff will take place no earlier than July 2... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The setting sun casts purple and pink shades in the sky as the launch tower on pad 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, rolls back to reveal the Boeing Delta II rocket with NASA's Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR) spacecraft attached.   The launch is scheduled for 2:47 a.m. EDT July 3.  Designed and built by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., the 2,138-pound (970-kilogram) spacecraft will be placed into an elliptical Earth orbit until Aug. 15, when it is scheduled to fire its main engine and enter a comet-chasing orbit around the sun. The mission's flexible four-year plan includes encounters with comets Encke (Nov. 12, 2003) and Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (June 19, 2006), though it can add an encounter with a "new" and scientifically valuable comet from the outer solar system, should one be discovered in time for CONTOUR to fly past it. CONTOUR's four scientific instruments will take detailed pictures and measure the chemical makeup of each comet's nucleus -- a chunk of ice and rock -- while analyzing the surrounding gas and dust. KSC-02pd1117

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The setting sun casts purple and pink s...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The setting sun casts purple and pink shades in the sky as the launch tower on pad 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, rolls back to reveal the Boeing Delta II rocket with NAS... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- NASA's Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR) spacecraft successfully launches at 2:47 a.m. EDT aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.   Designed and built by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., the 2,138-pound (970-kilogram) spacecraft was placed into an elliptical Earth orbit 63 minutes after launch. About 19 minutes later the mission operations team at APL acquired a signal from the spacecraft through the Deep Space Network antenna station in Goldstone, Calif., and by 5:45 a.m. EDT Mission Director Dr. Robert W. Farquhar of the Applied Physics Lab confirmed the craft was operating normally and ready to carry out its early orbit maneuvers.   CONTOUR will orbit Earth until Aug. 15, when it is scheduled to fire its main engine and enter a comet-chasing orbit around the sun. The mission's flexible four-year plan includes encounters with comets Encke (Nov. 12, 2003) and Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (June 19, 2006), though it can add an encounter with a "new" and scientifically valuable comet from the outer solar system, should one be discovered in time for CONTOUR to fly past it. CONTOUR's four scientific instruments will take detailed pictures and measure the chemical makeup of each comet's nucleus -- a chunk of ice and rock -- while analyzing the surrounding gas and dust. KSC-02pd1122

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- NASA's Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR) spac...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- NASA's Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR) spacecraft successfully launches at 2:47 a.m. EDT aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Designed and bui... More

Voyager Approaches Final Frontier Artist Concept

Voyager Approaches Final Frontier Artist Concept

An artist's concept illustrates the positions of the Voyager spacecraft in relation to structures formed around our Sun by the solar wind. Also illustrated is the termination shock, a violent region the spacecr... More

Comets Kick up Dust in Helix Nebula

Comets Kick up Dust in Helix Nebula

This infrared image from NASA Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix nebula, a cosmic starlet often photographed by amateur astronomers for its vivid colors and eerie resemblance to a giant eye. NASA/JPL-Calte... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Therrin Protze, chief operating officer with Delaware North Parks and Resorts at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, welcomes guests to the grand opening of the Great Balls of Fire exhibit.    Great Balls of Fire shares the story of the origins of our solar system, asteroids and comets and their possible impacts and risks. The 1,500-square-foot exhibit, located in the East Gallery of the IMAX theatre at the visitor complex, features several interactive displays, real meteorites and replica asteroid models. The exhibit is a production of The Space Science Institute's National Center for Interactive Learning. It is a traveling exhibition that also receives funding from NASA and the National Science Foundation. Photo credit: NASA/Daniel Casper KSC-2014-3127

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Therrin Protze, chief operating officer with De...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Therrin Protze, chief operating officer with Delaware North Parks and Resorts at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, welcomes guests to the grand opening of the Great ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The grand opening of the new Great Balls of Fire exhibit was held at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. The grand opening featured remarks by former NASA astronaut Tom Jones, and Therrin Protze, chief operating officer at Delaware North Parks and Resorts at the visitor complex. Informational displays about future NASA exploration missions are featured along the wall of the new exhibit.    Great Balls of Fire shares the story of the origins of our solar system, asteroids and comets and their possible impacts and risks. The 1,500-square-foot exhibit, located in the East Gallery of the IMAX theatre at the visitor complex, features several interactive displays, real meteorites and replica asteroid models. The exhibit is a production of The Space Science Institute's National Center for Interactive Learning. It is a traveling exhibition that also receives funding from NASA and the National Science Foundation. Photo credit: NASA/Daniel Casper KSC-2014-3137

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The grand opening of the new Great Balls of Fir...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The grand opening of the new Great Balls of Fire exhibit was held at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. The grand opening featured remarks by former NASA astronaut To... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Former NASA astronaut Tom Jones discusses the characteristics of asteroids and meteors with a young guest during the grand opening of the Great Balls of Fire exhibit at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.    Great Balls of Fire shares the story of the origins of our solar system, asteroids and comets and their possible impacts and risks. The 1,500-square-foot exhibit, located in the East Gallery of the IMAX theatre at the visitor complex, features several interactive displays, real meteorites and replica asteroid models. The exhibit is a production of The Space Science Institute's National Center for Interactive Learning. It is a traveling exhibition that also receives funding from NASA and the National Science Foundation. Photo credit: NASA/Daniel Casper KSC-2014-3132

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Former NASA astronaut Tom Jones discusses the c...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Former NASA astronaut Tom Jones discusses the characteristics of asteroids and meteors with a young guest during the grand opening of the Great Balls of Fire exhibit at NASA’s Kennedy Spa... More

George G. Singer dressed for winter weather. St. Paul, Minnesota. - NARA - 283669

George G. Singer dressed for winter weather. St. Paul, Minnesota. - NA...

Scope and content: A well-dressed middle-aged man; apparently on railroad platform; with handcart.

Astronomical Diagrams RMG L1073-002

Astronomical Diagrams RMG L1073-002

Astronomical Diagrams This set of twelve hand-coloured astronomical prints and explanatory card are contained in a portfolio folder labelled "Astronomical Diagrams". This series was first issued by Reynolds in ... More

Comet Paraskevopoulos 1941c

Comet Paraskevopoulos 1941c

Comet 1941c (Paraskevopoulos) on 16 February 1942. 13 minutes exposure with the 24-inch reflector telescope of Yerkes Observatory.

Auschwitz I (Main Camp) - Oswiecim, Poland - NARA - 305899
Comet Donati - A drawing of a shooting comet over a river

Comet Donati - A drawing of a shooting comet over a river

Comet C/1858 L1 (Donati) on October 5, 1858. Note the Big Dipper to the right. The bright star near the comet's head is Arcturus in the constellation Bootes.

Astronomicum cæsareum

Astronomicum cæsareum

Picryl description: Public domain illustrated rare book page scan, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Astronomicum cæsareum

Astronomicum cæsareum

Picryl description: Public domain illustrated rare book page scan, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Astronomicum cæsareum

Astronomicum cæsareum

Picryl description: Public domain illustrated rare book page scan, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

John Bull Making Observations on the Comet. Georgian era 1714 - 1737

John Bull Making Observations on the Comet. Georgian era 1714 - 1737

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London) Thomas Rowlandson - English caricaturist of the 18th and early 19th centuries Britain, known for his humor, caricatures, satirical drawings, and watercolors... More

STS083-410-002 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet photographed from the orbiter Columbia

STS083-410-002 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet photographed from the orbit...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Hale Bopp comet taken during the STS-83 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: COMETS, PHOTOGRAPHY, STS-83, COLUMBIA (ORB... More

STS083-410-024 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet photographed from the orbiter Columbia

STS083-410-024 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet photographed from the orbit...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Hale Bopp comet taken during the STS-83 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: COMETS, PHOTOGRAPHY, STS-83, COLUMBIA (ORB... More

STS083-507-002 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet seen during STS-83 mission

STS083-507-002 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet seen during STS-83 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Hale Bopp comet over the earth's atmosphere taken during the STS-83 mission from the orbiter Columbia. Subject Terms: COMETS, EARTH OBSERV... More

STS083-507-028 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet seen during STS-83 mission

STS083-507-028 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet seen during STS-83 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Hale Bopp comet over the earth's atmosphere taken during the STS-83 mission from the orbiter Columbia. Subject Terms: COMETS, EARTH OBSERV... More

STS083-507-009 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet seen during STS-83 mission

STS083-507-009 - STS-083 - Hale Bopp comet seen during STS-83 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Hale Bopp comet over the earth's atmosphere taken during the STS-83 mission from the orbiter Columbia. Subject Terms: COMETS, EARTH OBSERV... More

STS084-389-023 - STS-084 - Comet Hale-Bopp as seen over the Earth limb by STS-84 crew

STS084-389-023 - STS-084 - Comet Hale-Bopp as seen over the Earth limb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographs of the Comet Hale-Bopp as it sets over the Earth limb. The orbiter was in an inertial relationship to the stars so that the Earth, illuminat... More

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