Europe launched a new bid Friday to communicate with its comet lander Philae, hurtling towards the sun some 360 million kilometers (224 million miles) from Earth.
It's the dawn of a new age: Freshly brewed coffee is being served on the International Space Station in specially designed 3-D printed microgravity cups.
As we celebrate Hubble's 25th year in space, let's have a quick rundown of some of the space telescope's key statistics.
Hubble’s scientific bounty has benefited a wide range of astronomical and astrophysical fields, including the study of planets, moons and small icy bodies in the outer solar system and the cosmological history of the universe. Here’s a look at a few of Hubble’s greatest hits.
On March 12, Rosetta was imaging Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from a distance of 75 kilometers (46 miles) and by pure chance it spotted an eruption of dusty material from the shaded nucleus. Continue reading →
As the European Rosetta spacecraft continues to explore Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it gradually gets closer to the sun, it's having to deal with some very inclement orbital weather.
What better way to understand how to deflect an incoming asteroid than to smash into one to see what happens?
The comet being studied by Europe's Rosetta spacecraft may be made entirely of pebbles, challenging currently held theories of how bodies form in the far reaches of the solar system.
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