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Rare comet fly-by of Mars on Sunday

Comet Red Planet

A fast-moving comet is about to fly by Mars for a one-in-a-million-year encounter with the Red Planet, photographed and documented by a flurry of spacecraft, NASA said.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

Japan puts new weather satellite into space

An H2-A rocket carrying a weather satellite lifts off from a launching pad at Tanagashima Space Center in Tanegashima, southern Japan, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.  AP

Japan put a new weather satellite into space Tuesday in the hope it can improve the forecasting of typhoons and detect volcanic gas plumes.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

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 »

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