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Historic comet landing site to be unveiled on Sept 15

A handout photo released on August 6, 2014 by the European Space Agency shows a close up detail focusing on a smooth region on the "base" of the "body" section of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken by Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera and downloaded on August 6. The image, taken from a distance of 130 km and which resolution is 2.4 metres per pixel, clearly shows a range of features, including boulders, craters and steep cliffs. AFP / ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team

The European Space Agency (ESA) will on September 15 unveil which of five possible sites it has chosen for the first-ever landing of a probe from Earth on a comet, it said Thursday.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Space probe gets to comet after 10-year pursuit

comet 67PChuryumov-Gerasimenko

Turning what seemed like a science fiction tale into reality, an unmanned probe swung alongside a comet on Wednesday after a 4-billion mile (6.4-billion kilometer) chase through outer space over the course of a decade.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

Supermoon rising Saturday

Romania Supermoon

Look! Up in the sky! It’s supermoon! Because our celestial neighbor is relatively close to Earth, these full moons will appear to be unusually large. That distance varies because the moon follows an elliptical orbit. When it’s close and full, it appears bigger and brighter than normal, although the difference can be hard to detect. The […]

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

NASA launches Mars ‘flying saucer’ on Earth

NASA Flying Saucer

After several weather delays, NASA on Saturday launched a helium balloon carrying a saucer-shaped vehicle high in Earth’s atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

NASA to conduct Mars ‘flying saucer’ test on Earth

In this undated image provided by NASA a saucer-shaped test vehicle holding equipment for landing large payloads on Mars is shown in the Missile Assembly Building at the US Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 weather permitting, a balloon carrying the saucer-shaped vehicle is set to launch from Hawaii. AP

The U.S. space agency is getting ready to launch a “flying saucer” into Earth’s atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

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