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Rosetta mission: Philae makes historic landing on comet

The signal broke a seven-hour wait of agonising intensity and sparked scenes of jubilation at the European Space Agency’s mission control in Darmstadt. The team in charge of the Rosetta mission achieved what at times seemed an impossible task by landing a robotic spacecraft on a comet for the first …

Terrifying moment a microlight pilot makes a crash landing after engine cuts at 300ft

A trainee pilot had a lucky escape after the engine of his microlight suddenly cut out at 300ft (91m)<p>John Merriman, of Somerton, Somerset, was forced …

Tunguska explosion

We celebrate Asteroid Day on June 30 because it’s the anniversary of a 1908 explosion over Siberia that killed reindeer and flattened trees.<p><b>June 30,</b> …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Photo: Hubble Spies Galactic Penguin and Egg

Wildlife<p>This newly released picture postcard from Hubble Space Telescope, taken in both visible and infrared light, shows two galaxies interacting.<br>Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)<p><b>The Hubble Space Telescope has spied a pair of giant galaxies that bear a striking</b> …