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Nov 21, 2014 10:15 AM ET // Space.com
A United Nations team has been deliberating over the years regarding the gathering and analysis of near-Earth object (NEO) data.
Nov 19, 2014 09:56 AM ET // AFP
The Philae comet-lander has found traces of organic molecules on the surface of the comet 67P.
Nov 17, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
If bad weather or light pollution spoils your meteor display, you can also catch them online.
Nov 12, 2014 07:00 AM ET // AFP
If all goes well, Earth will receive a signal at about 11 a.m. EST saying Philae has landed.
Nov 11, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have discovered that a well-known asteroid has a bit of an identity crisis.
Nov 11, 2014 10:15 AM ET // Irene Klotz
The comet's surface could be too hard for the spacecraft, Philae, to land, causing it to bounce back into space.
Nov 7, 2014 03:17 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When Comet Siding Spring made its historic close approach with Mars last month, the icy interloper showered the Martian upper atmosphere with meteors -- and several robots were on hand to monitor the shower's effects. Continue reading →
Nov 3, 2014 04:00 PM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The Earth will never catch up to the moon (let's hope), but the number of Ordovician craters may soon take off.
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