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May 11, 2015 06:00 AM ET // AFP
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.
May 7, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A robotic spacecraft that circled Mercury detected magnetized rocks, evidence that planet’s still-roiling, liquid metal core likely spawned a global magnetic field as far back as about 3.8 billion years ago.
Apr 30, 2015 07:16 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As it zoomed danger-close to small planet's surface at a mind-boggling 8,700 miles per hour, MESSENGER managed to beam one last look at the Mercurian landscape back to Earth.
Apr 30, 2015 02:59 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA has released a map of the region where the spacecraft is expected to crash.
Apr 9, 2015 12:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Transport yourself to Mars and stare in wonder at these stunning views of Red Planet sunsets through our robotic explorers' eyes.
Apr 2, 2015 01:48 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As far as rocks on any planet go, this formation looks fascinating -- but these rocks are on Mars and they hold clues to TWO periods of water on the red planet.
Mar 31, 2015 12:28 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Although engineers identified the problem and applied a software fix for Opportunity's amnesia events, the aging NASA mars rover has again been afflicted with further memory issues.
Mar 24, 2015 12:52 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Good news from Mars: Rover Opportunity has been uploaded with new software and the memory issues that plagued the mission for several months have been fixed. For now.
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