Early results from Europe’s ongoing Rosetta comet mission show the icy body, believed to be a remnant from the formation of the solar system, is far more complex and diverse than scientists expected.
The UK's Beagle 2 Mars lander, which disappeared during a landing attempt over Christmas in 2003, has finally been found by a NASA spacecraft.
On Jan. 14, 2005, the European Huygens probe landed on Titan's foggy surface, revealing a very alien, yet familiar, world.
The European spacecraft is out of fuel and its altitude is falling, but despite not being able to communicate with Venus Express, mission controllers can keep track of its X-band 'ghost.'
As 2014 draws to a close and we look forward to another 12 months of incredible astronomical discoveries, physics revelations, space flight advances and solar system exploration, we turned to our readers to find out what YOUR top space story was for the year.
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.
Well ... what did you expect? It wasn't going to be GREEN now, was it.
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