Tuesday, February 3, 2015
No, sorry, not the Armageddon rock. But today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is a nice view of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it is observed on it's sunward track by the ESA's Rosetta space probe. Jets of gas are starting to become noticeable as the Sun warms the icy material on the comet. Will increased solar radiation allow the Philae lander to "wake up" and resume functioning? We shall see!