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1.12.16

Last-Ditch Attempt to Contact Philae Comet Lander Fails

It's not looking good for the comet-landing spacecraft.

11.2.15

This May Be the Closest Look We Get of Saturn’s Moon Enceladus for Decades

NASA's Cassini orbiter sent back the first images from its daring flyby.

10.28.15

‘We Were So Surprised’: Researchers Detect Oxygen on Rosetta’s Comet

And they think it comes from before the Solar System was formed.

8.13.15

Happy Perihelion! Rosetta’s Comet Gets Closest to the Sun

Things are heating up for everyone's favourite comet.

8.3.15

​Hop on the Mars Express to Visit the Red Planet’s ‘Atlantis Chaos’ Region

A new animation shows a virtual flyover of one of Mars’s most geologically interesting regions.

6.23.15

Rosetta Gets the Go-Ahead to Chase Its Comet for 9 Months Longer

The European Space Agency will now fund the Rosetta mission through to September 2016.

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9.22.14

NASA's Atmosphere-Monitoring Probe Joins the Party of Orbiters Around Mars

MAVEN adds to the growing collection of spacecraft orbiting Mars, and will gather data that could help develop a manned mission.