The top space stories of the week!


The beautiful comet subject of the Rosetta mission makes its closest approach to Earth, a partial lunar eclipse dazzles spectators and astronauts return to their duties following a space debris scare from a Russian anti-satellite missile test. These are some of the top stories of the week on Space.com. 

Beaver Moon lunar eclipse dazzles spectators.

The nearly perfectly eclipsed ‘beaver moon’ in November 2021 seen behind the Statue of Freedom at the top of the tome on Capitol Hill in Washington DC.  (Image credit: Getty/ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / Contributor)

Spectators across much of the planet witnessed a nearly total lunar eclipse this week. The partial lunar eclipse appeared the night of Nov. 18-19 and saw the moon 97% covered by the deepest part of Earth’s shadow. The celestial event was the longest of its kind in 580 years. 





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