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Rosetta's lost lander drills into comet as battery drains

The Rosetta mission's successful comet landing turns bittersweet as the Philae lander ekes out as much science as possible before losing power and slipping into sleep.

By November 14, 2014

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Buy a spare Mars Viking lander project rocket engine

Get a head start on building your very own 1970s-style Mars orbiter by snapping up an engine built for NASA's Viking project.

By September 16, 2014

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Kickstarter to drill the moon's south pole is raising crazy cash

Lunar Mission One wants to bury a time capsule deep below the surface of the bottom of the moon, and it's asking the public to foot the bill. So far, humanity seems willing to chip in.

By November 19, 2014

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Hear the sound of the first comet landing

It's one of the most historic thuds heard in recent years. At only two seconds long, it offers a lot more data for scientists to unpack than you might think.

By November 20, 2014

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What the CraveCast lost and found in space

November was a whirl of space news, and on this month's show we couldn't get enough of epic sexy math, Twitter's contribution to world space programs and the truth about ancient Mars.

By November 20, 2014

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Fascinating Rosetta image captures Philae's comet bounce

The hunt for Rosetta's lost lander Philae is gaining steam as scientists pore over images from above the comet that may help reveal its final location.

By November 17, 2014

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See first photo from probe that landed on Comet 67P

After travelling 4 billion miles, the European Space Agency's lander has touched down on a comet and is taking pictures.

By November 13, 2014

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Philae sleeps, but Rosetta's not done yet

Its battery dead, the European lander is lost in a crater somewhere on a huge comet. But the orbiter that brought it there still has plenty of science left to do.

By November 15, 2014

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Rosetta watch: Follow history's first comet landing live

On November 12, the Philae lander will detach from the Rosetta spacecraft and attempt a tricky landing on a comet. Here's how to follow the historic happenings.

By November 11, 2014

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Friday Poll: What should be our next big step in space exploration?

Despite some challenges, humankind pulled off landing a spacecraft on a comet. If you were in charge of the next major space mission, where would you choose to go?

By November 14, 2014