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Comet Chaser Makes Surprise Discovery

AP | Posted 09.16.2014 | Science

BERLIN (AP) - A space probe aiming to become the first to land on a comet has taken images that appear to show its target could actually be two separa...

Comet Mission On Track For Daring Rendezvous

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 12.10.2013 | Science

BERLIN (AP) — When Europe's Rosetta probe gets roused from its deep space slumber next month, scientists are hoping it will wake up fit and ready fo...

WATCH: Space Probe's Long Hibernation To End

Space.com | 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...

The Meteor Threat From Space Is Real, but Man has a Better Chance Than the Dinosaurs

Andrew Lam | Posted 04.18.2013 | Science
Andrew Lam

The dinosaurs didn't fare well. Man, on the other hand, has a better chance. Whether or not we can deflect a large meteor as in the Hollywood movie, Armageddon, remains to be seen. But brilliant minds are at work. And nothing like an external threat to galvanize humanity.

BYE-BYE: 1970's Space Probe Bids Farewell To Solar System

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2012 | Science

(Corrects date of launch, paragraph 4) By Chris Wickham LONDON, June 15 (Reuters) - The Voyager 1 space probe has reach...

"Alien" Particles Detected Outside Solar System

AP | By ALICIA CHANG | Posted 02.01.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- A glimpse beyond our solar system reveals the neighborhood just outside the sun's influence is different and stranger than expected, sc...