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Rosetta mission lands Philae spacecraft on comet – in pictures

After a 10-year journey, Philae has landed on the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet after being launched from the space probe Rosetta. Astrophysicists hope Philae will unlock knowledge about the origins of the solar system and even life on Earth, which some believe may have started with comets …

UK space industry behind Rosetta comet mission

The mission to land on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko relies on British expertise and highlights the growing importance of the UK's space industry<p>After a 10-year mission and hundreds of millions of miles of travel, the Rosetta mission is preparing to make the first controlled “soft” landing on a …

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Comet landing live coverage: New images from the comet

The Philae spacecraft is now on the surface of the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, a historic event. However, we are not sure about its state. It …

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Now You See Them: 'Magic Islands' Appear on Saturn's Moon Titan

Cassini spacecraft finds surprises on the moon's largest sea.<p>TUCSON, Arizona—Two new "magic islands" have joined one reported last year on Saturn's giant moon Titan, Cassini spacecraft observations showed on Monday. The features add to a puzzling vanishing act playing out on the frozen world's seas.<p>…

Are we sending aliens the right messages?

Despite decades of sending sounds and pictures into space no aliens have responded. Have we been doing it wrong? Tracey Logan investigates, and discovers some novel attempts to make contact – including the smells of our planet.<p>Artist Carrie Paterson has long dreamed of beaming messages far out to …