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Oct 19, 2014 10:32 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As we await a close-up view of comet Siding Spring making its closest approach with Mars, astronomers on Earth have been busy doing some of their own comet spotting from afar. Continue reading →
Oct 14, 2014 11:35 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has sent home several spectacular images that show a large pyramid-shaped boulder studding the surface of its target comet.
Oct 14, 2014 12:32 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
At a distance of only 10 miles from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's surface, the European Rosetta mission has captured yet another dazzling self portrait with the dark comet lurking in the background. Continue reading →
Oct 10, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A comet will give Mars a historically close shave next weekend, and NASA aims to be ready for the dramatic cosmic event.
Oct 6, 2014 07:22 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Trace quantities of hydrogen in white dwarf atmospheres has baffled astronomers -- could its presence be down to raining comets from exo-Oort clouds? Continue reading →
Oct 3, 2014 02:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at a distance of only 16 miles, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft imaged several discreet jets blasting from the lumpy comet. Continue reading →
Sep 19, 2014 06:30 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A new investigation in the quest to learn if Mars ever supported life begins this weekend with the arrival of NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft.
Sep 15, 2014 08:20 AM ET // Irene Klotz
An international team working on an unprecedented mission to orbit and land on a comet will attempt a touchdown on the smaller of the comet’s two lobes, a site tentatively named 'J', Rosetta scientists announced on Monday.
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