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Space agency: Comet lander ends up in cliff shadow

The combination photo of different images taken with the CIVA camera system released by the European Space Agency ESA on Thursday Nov. 13, 2014 shows Rosetta’s lander Philae as it is safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as these first CIVA images confirm. One of the lander’s three feet can be seen in the foreground. AP

A shadow was cast — literally — across Europe’s historic mission to land on and explore a comet. Scientists said Thursday the landing craft not only bounced twice, it also came to rest next to a cliff that’s blocking sunlight from its solar panels.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Virgin disaster is a reminder of deadly explosion

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo 3

The loss of an experimental spaceship that broke up over the Mojave Desert, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another, has renewed criticism of the way the craft’s designer and Virgin Galactic handled a deadly explosion seven years ago.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

NASA’s MAVEN enters Mars orbit

NASA MAVEN Mars

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft began orbiting Mars on Sunday, on a mission to study how the Red Planet’s climate changed over time from warm and wet to cold and dry.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

‘Telepathy’ experiment sends 1st mental message

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For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

China to send orbiter to moon and back

China moon rover Jade rabbit

China will launch its first recoverable moon orbiter later this year, the government announced Sunday, in the latest step in its ambitious space program.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

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