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Rosetta's 'rubber duck' comet was once two separate comets

Scientists come to a fascinating conclusion about how Comet 67P got its unusual two-lobed shape.

By September 28, 2015


Avoid snapping overly trite tourist photos with Camera Restricta (Tomorrow Daily 242)

A German designer crafted an app inside a custom camera enclosure to scan your GPS coordinates and compare them to geotagged photos in the area. If too many people have already uploaded photos from that area, the camera's shutter retracts, forcing you to seek a new locale.

By September 16, 2015


Triple thrill: Satellite sees three solar eclipses in one day

The sun-gazing Proba-2 satellite had an action-packed day in which it witnessed a partial solar eclipse three times over.

By September 14, 2015


Astronaut in space guides Earthbound robot through precision task

An astronaut aboard the space station uses a controller with force feedback to sense what a robot is touching on Earth and guide it to complete a simple job.

By September 9, 2015


Magellanic Clouds are our trippy-looking space neighbors

If Van Gogh had made a galaxy, it might look like the Magellanic Clouds as seen by a satellite with a unique view on interstellar dust.

By September 8, 2015


Gorgeous photo shows space station lit up from below and beyond

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station captures the craft reflecting an Earthly lightning strike in front of a cosmic backdrop.

By September 4, 2015


Hubble sees the shimmering wings of a space butterfly

The Twin Jet Nebula looks like a cosmic butterfly -- its shining wings glowing with iridescent colors -- in a new Hubble Space Telescope image.

By August 26, 2015


Awesome nebula cradles a runaway star

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a glorious picture of a brightly burning, quickly moving star and the wind-blasted nebula around it.

By August 23, 2015


Galactic collision leaves behind a stellar mess

A newly released Hubble image of a spiral galaxy shows the telltale signs of two galaxies colliding.

By August 16, 2015


Rosetta's comet puts on fireworks display as it nears the sun

Comet 67P is getting cozy with the sun and things are heating up on the space rock's surface.

By August 11, 2015