Comet 67P compared to the University of Phoenix Stadium

Comet 67P c

This is an image of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko with an approximate scaled image of the University of Phoenix Stadium. The image of comet 67P was captured by Rosetta’s navigation camera on Jan. 18, 2015.

The image of the University of Phoenix Stadium was captured via Google Earth, scaled, and placed on comet 67P for a visual comparison.

Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0
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Images edited by @ObservingSpace

Footage of a fireball over British Columbia, Canada on Sep. 13, 2014

This footage was captured by an all sky camera located in Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada on Sep. 13 around 8:19 pm local time (Sep. 14 at 03:19 UTC). The footage captures what appears to be a fireball that was widely seen in the British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon.

The fireball moved in a east to west direction and appears on the bottom portion of the video. East appears towards the left of the video, and west appears towards the right. North is on top, and south is on the bottom.

The video is cropped in the second portion of the video and is heavily pixelated. At the end of the video, there is a single frame stretched out over 6 seconds that is a composite/long exposure of the fireball as it traveled across the sky.

Credit: All Sky Camera Network / @ObservingSpace

More: AMS Meteor Society heat map of sightings of the Sep. 13 fireball across the Pacific Northwest.

The sun unleashes an X class solar flare on Sep. 10, 2014

Part of the sun on Sep. 10, 2014

Sunspot AR2158 unleashed an X1.6 class solar flare today. The pic above was created from four separate photogenic frames at different times from the video below and look at the area around sunspot AR2158. Earth is used as a scale. The pic looks at the sun in the 304, 171, 131, and 335 Angstrom wavelengths of light.

Here’s a video of a coronal mass ejection (CME) that the sun unleashed right after the X class solar flare.

Here’s a composite image of the sun just before the X class solar flare reached its maximum intensity level.

Composite image of the sun on Sep. 10, 2014

Photo credits: NASA/SDO

Pyramids of Giza photographed from the ISS

Pyramids at Giza

Ancient Egyptian pyramids viewed from high above

The three pyramids at Giza, Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, were photographed by NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman from the International Space Station. The Great Sphinx at Giza is barely visible within the photo (follow the road below the Great Pyramid toward the east). Three smaller pyramids, the queens’ pyramids, appear below the Pyramid of Menkaure, the smallest of the three larger pyramids. Wiseman posted the telephoto to his Twitter feed on Friday.

Credit: NASA, Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid)