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Landing on a comet is hard: Rosetta searches for the sweet spot

The Rosetta mission has narrowed down the selection of possible landing sites to just five candidates, but it's going to be tricky to touch down.

By August 26, 2014

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Rosetta spacecraft enters comet's orbit (pictures)

In an out of this world first, the space probe enters the gravitational pull of a comet ahead of a landing attempt scheduled for November.

6 Images By August 6, 2014

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Rosetta spacecraft makes historic comet rendezvous

The craft, launched back in 2004, rendezvoused with comet 67P/GC, ahead of a planned landing in November.

By August 6, 2014

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After a decadelong chase, Rosetta preps to tag a comet

The European spacecraft has been hunting down one particular comet at high speeds for several years. Now, after a long nap, its target is within sight.

By March 28, 2014

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Rosetta awakens, readies for first-ever road trip with a comet

The European spacecraft finally sent a signal home after 31 months of hibernation. Now it prepares to meet up and ride along with a comet later this year.

By January 20, 2014

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Rosetta spacecraft snaps gorgeous selfie with its comet buddy

Rosetta took a moment out from eyeing the comet it's following and snapped a selfie that's literally out of this world.

By September 10, 2014

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Have you heard? Space gets loud on the latest CraveCast

They can't hear you scream in space, but that doesn't mean there are no sounds coming from the cosmos. The CraveCast crew investigates and discusses a hot new space game, a super DIY space dad and saddling up a real-life comet.

By August 19, 2014

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Astronaut drives rover on Earth -- from space

Traveling in orbit at over 17,000 miles per hour, an ESA astronaut maneuvers a remote-controlled vehicle in the Netherlands to demonstrate "space Internet."

By August 11, 2014

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Close-up of first comet to give a ride around the sun

An ESA spacecraft nears its target, a comet the Philae lander will saddle up to for a ride around our nearest star.

By July 31, 2014

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3D print space probes and asteroids, courtesy of NASA

NASA has released STL files so you can 3D print your own scale models of space probes, asteroids and the surface of the moon.

By July 23, 2014