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Philea Wakes Up!

ESA are reporting that the Rosetta lander Philea has woken up after several months in hibernation. The mission team have been in contact with the craft, and apparently, it has also sent a tweet!

For more information, see the ESA Rosetta page

Information is also on the BBC News site

Bedford Astronomical Society posted a photo:

Venus and Jupiter conjunction by PETER TRUSCOTT

This image taken with smartphone, 15 eyepiece in an 8" relfector.
30 June 2015.
Image shows crescent phase of Venus and very faint bands of cloud on Jupiter.

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 13:41

Bedford Astronomical Society posted a photo:

Venus and Jupiter conjunction by PETER TRUSCOTT

Very low in the sky, Venus and Juipter set very close together in the trees. The distance between these two planet is around 510 million miles when this image was taken.

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 13:48