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NASA's Fermi finds record-breaking binary in galaxy next door
Scientists have found the first gamma-ray binary in another galaxy and the most luminous one ever seen. The dual-star system, dubbed LMC P3, contains a massive star and a crushed stellar core that interact to produce a cyclic flood of gamma rays, the highest-energy form of light.
Space & Time News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:21:55 GMT

Rosetta instrument provided first-ever ultraviolet observations of a comet
After a two-year orbital tour around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, ESA's Rosetta spacecraft -- carrying the Alice ultraviolet spectrograph -- will end its mission on Sept. 30. Rosetta is the first spacecraft to orbit and escort a comet, and Alice, developed and operated for NASA, is the first instrument to obtain far-ultraviolet observations at a comet.
Space & Time News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:21:55 GMT

Spiral arms in protoplanetary disk: They're not just for galaxies any more
Astronomers have found distinct spiral arms in the disk of gas and dust surrounding the young star Elias 2-27. While similar features have been observed on the surfaces of such disks before, this is the first time they have been identified within the disk, where planet formation takes place. Structures such as these could either indicate the presence of a newly formed planet, or else create the necessary conditions for a planet to form. As such, the results are a crucial step towards a better understanding how planetary systems like our Solar system came into being.
Space & Time News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:21:55 GMT

Moon Phases and 3 Meteor Showers In Oct. 2016 - Where To Look | Skywatching Video
Find out when and where the new, crescent, quarter and full moon phases will occur this month. Also the Taurid, Orionid and Draconid meteor showers will 'rain.'
Space.com, Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:21:55 GMT

In Images: Rosetta Spacecraft's Last Comet Photos During Crash-Landing
The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission came to an end on Sept. 30, when the spacecraft made a planned crash landing on Comet 67P.
Space.com, Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:21:55 GMT

WATCH LIVE MONDAY @ 3pm ET: The Black New Moon Webcast by Slooh
The Slooh Community Observatory, the astronomy broadcast service, will host a live webcast Monday (Oct. 3) showing live views of the young moon and discussing the Black Moon's significance to pagan religion and the challenges of defining when it occurs.
Space.com, Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:21:55 GMT

Final descent image from Rosetta spacecraft
A new image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft shortly before its controlled impact into the comet's surface on Sept. 30, 2016. Confirmation of the end of the mission arrived at ESA's European Space Operations Center in Darmstadt, Germany, at 4:19 a.m. PDT (7:19 a.m. EDT / 1:19 p.m. CEST) with the loss of signal upon impact.
Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:21:55 GMT

Europe's comet probe Rosetta ends 12-year mission with crash
After 12 years of hurtling through space in pursuit of a comet, the Rosetta probe ended its mission Friday with a slow-motion crash onto the icy surface of the alien world it was sent out to study.
Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:21:55 GMT

Mission complete—Rosetta's journey ends in daring descent to comet
ESA's historic Rosetta mission has concluded as planned, with the controlled impact onto the comet it had been investigating for more than two years.
Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:21:55 GMT

Europe's comet chaser Rosetta concludes 12-year-mission
The European Space Agency says it has lost contact with its Rosetta probe after it hit the surface of a comet, marking the planned end of a 12-year mission.
Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:21:55 GMT

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