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11.24.15
That star's 'alien megastructure' is likely just a swarm of comets
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That star's 'alien megastructure' is likely just a swarm of comets

It's tempting to think that an unusual star is enveloped by alien satellites, but the truth is likely far more pedestrian.

By J. Fingas,   11.24.15
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10.28.15
Astronomers find pure oxygen leaking from Rosetta's comet
10.28.15

Astronomers find pure oxygen leaking from Rosetta's comet

This discovery could revolutionize our understanding of how the solar system came to be.

By A. Tarantola,   10.28.15
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07.31.15
Philae delivered crucial comet data despite its bumpy landing
07.31.15

Philae delivered crucial comet data despite its bumpy landing

Rosetta's Philae lander has made a bunch of comet discoveries.

By N. Summers,   07.31.15
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07.20.15
Philae comet lander goes silent once again
07.20.15

Philae comet lander goes silent once again

It looks like the Philae comet lander's moment in the sun was short-lived. Just weeks after gettin...

By J. Fingas,   07.20.15
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06.23.15
Rosetta comet probe will continue its mission until September 2016
06.23.15

Rosetta comet probe will continue its mission until September 2016

The Rosetta comet probe just got a new lease on life... if not a terribly long one. The European S...

By J. Fingas,   06.23.15
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06.14.15
Europe's Philae comet lander finally wakes up
06.14.15

Europe's Philae comet lander finally wakes up

After seven months of not-so-voluntary deep sleep, the comet lander Philae has finally woken up in...

By J. Fingas,   06.14.15
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04.15.15
Comet lander offers fresh insights about planet formation
04.15.15

Comet lander offers fresh insights about planet formation

The Philae comet lander might be slumbering, but it can still teach you a thing or two about the n...

By J. Fingas,   04.15.15
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03.11.15
Philae comet lander may wake up as early as this week
03.11.15

Philae comet lander may wake up as early as this week

After a few months of slumber due to a lack of sunlight, the Philae comet lander might be close to...

By J. Fingas,   03.11.15
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