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Feb 5, 2016 11:45 AM ET
In November 2014, the plucky lander Philae touched down on a comet, making headlines worldwide. A hard landing drastically shortened its lifespan, but scientists still gleaned a ton of new information about comets.
Jan 28, 2016 01:00 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Christa McAuliffe was to be the first teacher in space. Tragically, she died when NASA Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on lift-off. But her legacy lives on. Here are six lessons she planned on teaching while living in microgravity.
Jan 28, 2016 12:00 PM ET // AFP
The US space agency marked the 30th anniversary Thursday of the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger with a pledge to remember lost astronauts as it presses on toward Mars.
Jan 22, 2016 12:13 PM ET
China's quiet, barely publicized landing of a rover on the moon in 2013 has reaped lots of new data about our shiny nighttime friend. DNews digs into the geological details.
Jan 22, 2016 04:48 PM ET // Irene Klotz
People who live in glass houses probably shouldn’t throw stones, but they could travel in space, thanks to a new manufacturing technique that allows transparent glass to absorb ultraviolet radiation.
Jan 19, 2016 03:14 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Not content with informing us that God does not exist or that we could be wiped out by an alien invasion, the British physics superstar has now gone on the record to say humanity will score the mother of all 'own goals' in the future.
Jan 14, 2016 04:15 PM ET // Irene Klotz
After losing a bid to SpaceX and Boeing to taxi astronauts to the International Space Station, Sierra Nevada’s miniature space shuttle Dream Chaser will have a new mission -- flying cargo for NASA.
Jan 12, 2016 02:30 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
SpaceX is planning to try another epic rocket landing during a satellite launch Sunday (Jan. 17), according to media reports.
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