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Aug 14, 2014 02:01 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Thanks to a massive effort by 30,716 volunteers, scientists have pinpointed what appear to be seven precious specks of dust from outside the solar system, each bearing unique stories of exploded stars, cold interstellar clouds and other past cosmic lives.
Aug 14, 2014 02:54 PM ET // Jason Major
As the European comet-chasing spacecraft gets closer to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, some stunning imagery is being returned. Continue reading →
Aug 7, 2014 12:01 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Unfortunately, this year, there is a major obstacle that will likely interrupt your shooting star viewing pleasure: the moon. Continue reading →
Aug 6, 2014 12:35 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Aug. 6, 2014, the European Rosetta spacecraft arrived in orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, capturing some breathtaking views of the pristine cometary landscape.
Aug 6, 2014 08:10 AM ET // AFP
It marks the first time a spacecraft has been sent into orbit around a comet.
Aug 6, 2014 07:20 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
With the arrival of the Rosetta spacecraft to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, here's a look back at 7 close encounters of 6 comets by 5 spacecraft.
Aug 4, 2014 12:30 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
After a 10-year, 4-billion-mile journey through deep space, a European probe will finally arrive at its comet destination this week.
Jul 31, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In this detailed view of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a lumpy terrain is slowly being resolved showing some surprises along the way. Continue reading →
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