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Toast of the Week: The Best Way to Celebrate Mankind Landing on a Freakin' Comet | Posted 01.14.2015 | Taste

Space and booze have been making a lot of news recently. Perhaps someday we'll all be throwing back space beers on Mars.

How To Watch Historic Comet Landing

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.11.2014 | Science

The countdown is on for the European Space Agency's historic bid to land on a comet. The agency's Rosetta spacecraft is set to place its Philae rob...

PEE-YEW! This Comet Frickin' Stinks

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.30.2014 | Science

Mix the aroma of rotten eggs with a whiff of horse stables, throw in a hint of ammonia and formaldehyde, and voila! You've got eau de Comet 67P/Churyu...

Landing Site Selected For Historic Comet Mission

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Science

Now we know. The European Space Agency has picked the landing site on the comet that is the target of its historic Rosetta mission, the agency ann...

WOW: First Close-Ups Of Comet Show 'Scientific Disneyland' | Miriam Kramer | Posted 08.06.2014 | Science

It's only been a few hours since Europe's Rosetta spacecraft arrived at a comet in deep space, but the robotic probe is already beaming incredible clo...

After Long Sleep, Comet Chaser Gets Wake-Up Call | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Rosetta, the first spacecraft built to orbit a comet and land a probe on these icy nomads, is now waking up after more than two years of slumber, and ...

WATCH: Space Probe's Long Hibernation To End | Megan Gannon | Posted 10.16.2013 | Science

Europe's comet-chasing space probe Rosetta has been hibernating for more than two years, but in January, the spacecraft will be jolted awake to prepar...

Visit to a Small Planet

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Eric Lurio

Thanks to serendipity, we have visited a brand new world few had even known was out there. Cool.