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Rosetta scientists are scouring comet images in the hope of finding where Philae ended up -- and there's hope the tiny lander might reawaken as soon as May.
Here today, gone tomorrow; a bright layer of frost lining a crater wall is vanquished by the springtime sun -- and seen by a NASA Mars satellite high overhead.
This image, a composite of x-ray, infrared, and optical data, shows the most massive galaxy cluster ever discovered at its distance: a staggering 9.6 billion light-years away, altogether containing the equivalent mass of 400 trillion suns. Continue reading →
Already running on fumes as its fuel reserves dwindled, Venus Express' most recent attempts at maintaining its altitude fell short.
The MESSENGER mission is approaching the end of its operational life, but before it dies, you can help NASA name 5 of Mercury's craters.
In a lucky twist to the comet lander's bumpy touchdown, it seems Philae may have also done some space acrobatics before settling the right way up.
This summer ESA's Venus Express spacecraft daringly dipped into the upper atmosphere of our neighboring planet during a risky but successful aerobraking maneuver. Continue reading →
It's often said where there's smoke, there's fire -- but the only fire here is the reddish glow from vast clouds of ionized hydrogen, set alight by the powerful UV radiation pouring out of nearby hot young stars. Continue reading →
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