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Philae lander reveals stunning, unsettling view of comet

DARMSTADT, GERMANY — Philae may be in a tough spot, literally. After touching down on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the Rosetta mission’s robot …

Philae

Good night, Philae

<b>Guest post by Kate Travis</b><p>The Philae lander has depleted its batteries and gone into idle mode, probably drawing the surface-based study of comet …

Space

Cassini maps depths of Titan’s seas

<b>TUCSON —</b> Planetary scientists have for the first time mapped the depths of three methane seas on Saturn’s moon Titan. The second-largest of these, …

Astronomy

A distant planet may lurk far beyond Neptune

Out beyond Neptune, the solar system resembles the deep ocean: dark, remote and largely unexplored. To an Earth-bound observer, even the brightest …

Astronomy

Two new particles found at Large Hadron Collider

<b>Guest post by Andrew Grant</b><p>Two new particles have been discovered at the world’s most powerful particle accelerator.<p>Physicists with the Large Hadron …

Physics

Philae Lander On Comet Could Wake Up As It Nears Sun: Scientists

PARIS — Managers of Europe’s Philae comet lander, which went into hibernation Nov. 15 after its battery drained 56 hours after touchdown, on Nov. 18 …

Philae settles in dust-covered ice

<i>Before going into hibernation in the early hours of 15 November 2014, the Philae lander was able to conduct experiments and return its data to Earth.</i> …

Galaxy Smash-Up 'Ejects' Supermassive Black Hole | Animation

Spooky Galaxy Web Reveals the Largest Structures in the Universe (Video)

A spooky new image shows a web of bright galaxies aligned in the largest structures ever discovered in the universe.<p>Scientists working with a …

Universe

Stephen Hawking Reflects on 'Theory of Everything,' 'Interstellar'

World-famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking took to Facebook yesterday (Nov. 18) to share his views about a new film based on his life.<p>Hawking, who …

Stephen Hawking

Mystery Object in Space: A Rogue Black Hole or Strange Supernova?

An object previously thought to be a supernova may actually be a black hole ejected from its home galaxy.<p>Further observation should provide a …

Universe

The Strangest Black Holes in the Universe

Photo Credit: Alain R. | Wikimedia Commons<p>Slide 1 of 22<p>Introduction<p>Black holes are gigantic cosmic monsters, exotic objects whose gravity is so …

Black Holes

Philae Lander, Like Philae Obelisk, Is a Window to the Past

<i>Benjamin Altshuler is on the classics faculty at the University of Oxford and is the current Classics Conclave fellow at the Centre for the Study of</i> …

Veteran night sky photographer Jeff Berkes captured this spectacular view of the northern lights with lightning, a Bootid meteor and the Milky Way Galaxy. See how he made the stunning image and his thoughts on the night sky vista. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/2318n

How Many Stars Are in the Milky Way?

The Milky Way is the galaxy in which the Earth resides. Part of it is visible on a clear night from Earth, as a thick band of stars stretching across …

Philae Lander Sniffed Out Organics in Comet's Atmosphere

The first probe ever to land on the surface of a comet performed some serious science before going into hibernation. Europe's Philae lander found …

Space