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Feb 3, 2016 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Gravity measurements taken by the orbiting Rosetta spacecraft show the body of comet 67 P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is about 75 percent dust and 25 percent ice all the way through.
Jan 27, 2016 04:44 PM ET // Jason Major
Although its job is to search for powerful energies emanated by distant cosmic objects, a space observatory recently turned its eye toward Earth and saw our home planet's aurora glowing brightly with powerful X-rays.
Jan 22, 2016 12:35 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
All good parties, no matter how good-natured, will inevitably leave behind some damage -- and this also rings true for young stars letting off some steam in a star-forming nebula.
Jan 15, 2016 11:10 AM ET // AFP
Each step of the six-and-a-half hour historic spacewalk was meticulously planned.
Jan 14, 2016 01:12 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Thursday (Jan. 14), the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter is set to pay Phobos a visit in what will be the mission's closest flyby of the Martian moon this year.
Jan 13, 2016 02:45 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A European spacecraft has spotted water ice on the surface of a comet, shedding new light on the formation and evolution of the icy object.
Jan 8, 2016 01:19 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The odds aren’t great. Engineers don’t even know if Philae still has a working receiver and the probe could be covered in dust.
Dec 15, 2015 03:20 PM ET // AFP
Tim Peake, the first official British astronaut to travel to the International Space Station, on Tuesday docked with the orbiting laboratory with two other spacemen.
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