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European space craft to attempt first-ever comet landing

A space craft lurking in the outer solar system will make the first ever attempt to land on a comet next year, with British scientists playing a key role in the project<p>Rosetta, a European Space Agency probe, will attempt the historic landing in November 2014 after intercepting a 4km wide ball of …

Water May Be Flowing On Mars Right Now

Curiosity has uncovered ancient, once-wet lakebeds, but there might be some active streams, too.<p>The intrepid Mars rover Curiosity has already confirmed that water once flowed on Mars, but that it's long since dried up. Still, that doesn't mean there's not flowing water now, too.<p>NASA data has long …

Photographer Maurizio Pignotti's stunning timelapse images of the solar system - Telegraph

Gaia space telescope launches on mission to map the Milky Way

The Gaia space telescope blasted off into clear skies over South America on Thursday morning on an ambitious mission to map one billion stars in the Milky Way.<p>Engineers and scientists on the £625m mission celebrated a perfect launch from the European Space Agency's facility in Kourou, French Guiana …

Rugged Mars terrain chewing up Curiosity's wheels; inspection set

Engineers are gearing up to perform a check of the Mars rover Curiosity's six wheels, which have accumulated a lot of wear and tear during the robot's 16 months on the Red Planet.<p>In the near future, the mission team plans to drive NASA's 1-ton Curiosity rover to a smooth patch of ground and …

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10 Cool Things NASA Did In 2013

As usual, we did lots of awesome stuff at NASA this year. It's hard not to do cool things when your job description includes "explore space." You can check out our full list of 2013 accomplishments here, but here are a few of our favorites:<p><b>Also, one of our launches got photobombed by this frog.</b><p><b>And</b> …

After Mars, India to Secure Place on Sun

Basking in the glory of the successful launch of the Mars Orbiter Mission, India has put its maiden mission to the sun titled Aditya-1 on a more …

Shaking the 8-Ball: Apollo 8's Alternative Mission Profiles

<i>Want to (sort of) relive Apollo 8? In honour of the 45th anniversary of this awesome flight, I’ll be live tweeting major mission events, complete with relevant images and video clips, starting with crew ingress at 4:58 am EST on December 21! Follow me, @astVintageSpace, for a</i> …

First ever weather forecast for planet outside our solar system

The weather on a "super-Earth" orbiting a star 40 light years away is the first to be detected outside our solar system<p>Scientists have issued a weather forecast for a planet outside our solar system for the first time, with the alien ''super-Earth'' orbiting a star 40 light years away set to remain …

The 50 Most Spectacular Galaxy Pictures of all Time

Here are the 50 most spectacular galaxy pictures of all time -- from pictures of the Andromeda Galaxy to the pictures of the "Cosmic Tinker Bell …

Hubble and Spitzer telescopes look deep into space to study early universe

Two venerable space telescopes, the Hubble and the Spitzer, have teamed up to study the very early universe, and here's what they see at the cosmic dawn: a wild and woolly party, with brilliant blue stars that aren't ready to settle down into anything so structured as a conventional spiral …

Why Are These Stars Fleeing The Milky Way?

A new class of speedy rogue stars are accelerated by an unknown force.<p>Astronomers have discovered a new class of potential hypervelocity stars that could suggest an alternative escape route from the galaxy.<p>Hypervelocity stars are so called because, uh, they travel really fast—enough to break free …

Looking for life in Europa’s frozen oceans

Water and organic chemicals make Jupiter’s tiny moon the most exciting destination in the solar system<p>Where there is water, there might be life. That is the mantra that has guided Nasa’s astrobiology programme ever since it became respectable to talk about little green men, or rather microbes, back …

Opportunity rover finds fresh signs that ancient Mars was life-friendly

Ten years after it landed on Mars, NASA's Opportunity rover has hit pay dirt again: This time, the rover's scientists are reporting new evidence that garden-variety life could have thrived on the Red Planet billions of years ago.<p>Not long after Opportunity bounced to the surface in 2004, the …

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Scientists say destructive solar blasts narrowly missed Earth in 2012 | Reuters

(Reuters) - Fierce solar blasts that could have badly damaged electrical grids and disabled satellites in space narrowly missed Earth in 2012, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.<p>This image, captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows the M5.3 class solar flare that peaked on July 4, 2012, at …

Dwarf Planet Discovery Hints at Hidden World Orbiting Solar System

Plenty of dwarf planets hide out beyond Pluto, perhaps steered by something much bigger.<p>Discovery of an icy "dwarf" world beyond Pluto hints that a much bigger planet may hide even farther out in the dim reaches of the solar system, astronomers suggested on Wednesday. (Read "Our Solar System" in</i> …

'Earth's Cousin': Scientists Find Alien Planet That's Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

Astronomy

Tonight You Can See Saturn Next to the Moon

On the evening of May 13, as the moon (just one night from full phase) rises in the east-southeast sky, it will be accompanied by a very bright …

Manned missions could threaten Mars life - Technology & science - Space - Space.com | NBC News

Humanity has long dreamed of putting boots on Mars, but those boots have the potential to stomp all over any lifeforms that may exist on the Red Planet.<p>A seething, swarming mass of 100 trillion microbes will accompany every astronaut who lands on Mars. This diverse " microbiome " has evolved with …

Hubble captures rare image of triple Jupiter transit

Whilst Jupiter has in excess of 60 moons, the four and most famous of these are undoubtedly the Galilean set. First observed by Galileo Galilei in …

The Camera Behind the New Pluto Photos

How to build a camera that travels billions of miles from Earth<p>For decades after its discovery in 1930, Pluto looked like nothing more than a gray smudge in the abyss of space. We knew it was there—even knew its size and gravity—but, without better images, we could not answer seemingly basic …

Solar System

The Real Reasons I Am Always Late

Image via Shutterstock<p>“Oh, so sorry we are late. Traffic was crazy!”<p>This is the generic response that I usually spout off when I am late. With so …

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