The NEOShield Catching Comets contest: the best five shots

Jun 10

Enjoy the best five photos which won the NEOShield Catching Comets Contest! The astrophotographers have also added a short description of their amazing shots.

  • Rolando Ligustri’s shot of Comet C/2012 K1 PanSTARRS

Comet PanSTARRS by Rolando Ligustri

Rolando Ligustri personal description of his shot: For the success of this picture I had

The NEOShield Catching Comets Contest WINNERS!

Jun 04

The NEOShield Contest
And the winners are…

The NEOShield Project Team is VERY glad to release the list of the Catching Comets Contest WINNERS!
We also want to thank each space enthusiast who participated in the contest. Thank you for your support! We really appreciate your contribution. Thank you for joining us!

So…the winners are:

  • Rolando Ligustri (Comet PanSTARRS)



Chelyabinsk meteorite: a part of a greater celestial body

May 28

Chelyabinsk meteorite(Image:Aleksandr Kondratuk/RIA Novosti)

After studying the chemical composition of the Chelyabinsk meteorite’s fragments scientists asserted the meteorite was part of a 7,500-diameter-inches celestial body. Researchers sustain the meteorite which exploded above Chelyabinsk came off from the supermassive asteroid just after a collision with another NEO occurred 250 million years ago.

The meteorite which blew up on the Russian sky on

The NEOShield Catching Comets Contest continues!

May 26


The NEOShield Catching Comets Contest continues! The NEOShield team has decided to prolong the contest because of the bad weather conditions. So, you can still participate!

Unfortunately the weather was not really good last week so we decided to change the time until you can send your photos from May 26 to June 2, 2014.

The winners will be proclaimed on June the