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Rosetta’s Day in the Sun

The other big space exploration story this year is the ongoing Rosetta mission at comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, including the reawakening of the Philae probe on the comet surface after 211 days of hibernation.  Above are recent images of the comet at its closest approach to … Continue reading

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Rosetta’s comet lander goes quiet

Rosetta’s Philae lander has stopped transmitting from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.  Philae landed safely, but ended up in a shady location and couldn’t recharge its batteries using solar power.  There is some hope that when the comet gets closer to the sun (around August 2015) … Continue reading

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Rosetta mission succeeds in landing on a comet

Really cool seeing the first ever images of the surface of a comet from the Rosetta mission, courtesy of the ESA. It really does look like a dirty snowball. Unfortunately it seems that the lander ended up in a shady … Continue reading

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