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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 »

Captains of industry explore space’s new frontiers

Elon Musk  AFP FILE PHOTO

With spacecraft that can carry tourists into orbit and connect Paris to New York in less than two hours, the new heroes of space travel are not astronauts but daring captains of industry.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Spacecraft nears comet after crossing billions of miles

Rosetta-probe

After a decade-long quest spanning six billion kilometers (3.75 billion miles), a European probe will come face to face Wednesday with a comet, one of the Solar System’s enigmatic wanderers.

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

Philippines may watch ‘blood moon’ online

The moon is seen during a total lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014 in Miami, Florida. People in most of north and south America should be able to witness this year's first total lunar eclipse, which will cause a 'blood moon' and is the first of four in a rare Tetrad of eclipses over the next two years. AFP

The lunar eclipse–known in social media as the “blood moon”–may not be visible in the Philippines in its full glory, but Filipino space geeks may watch it online.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Astronomers reveal ‘largest yellow star ever’

A handout photo released on March 10, 2014 by the European Southern Observatory shows the HR 5171, the brightest star just below the center of this wide-field image, which is a yellow hypergiant, a very rare type of stars with only a dozen known in our galaxy.  AFP/ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

Astronomers have spotted the largest yellow star ever observed in our galaxy and 1,300 times larger than the sun.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

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