Spacecraft

01.12.16
Philae comet lander has likely gone silent for good
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Philae comet lander has likely gone silent for good

A last-gasp attempt at contacting the lander hasn't received a response.

By J. Fingas,   01.12.16
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12.10.15
Here's the Cygnus spacecraft launching in glorious 4K
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Here's the Cygnus spacecraft launching in glorious 4K

Now you just need to find a UHD set to watch it on

By A. Tarantola,   12.10.15
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12.06.15
Japan's Venus probe is about to take another shot
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Japan's Venus probe is about to take another shot

The Akatsuki spacecraft will try once more to get into Venus' orbit -- watch live.

By J. Fingas,   12.06.15
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12.03.15
Scientists built a spacecraft that converts junk to fuel
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Scientists built a spacecraft that converts junk to fuel

A new debris-eating spacecraft could clean up the skies.

By C. Klimovski,   12.03.15
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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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10.28.15
ICYMI: Mousetrap for memory, balloon space launch and more
10.28.15

ICYMI: Mousetrap for memory, balloon space launch and more

Fancy a ride in a football stadium-sized balloon, out of our atmosphere? 2017 is your year, buddy.

By K. Davis,   10.28.15
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10.08.15
NASA finds that Pluto has blue skies and surface water ice
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NASA finds that Pluto has blue skies and surface water ice

New Horizons makes a pair of shocking discoveries during its tour of the recently demoted planetoid.

By A. Tarantola,   10.08.15
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07.28.15
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crash was due to co-pilot error (updated)
07.28.15

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crash was due to co-pilot error (updated)

The NTSB has determined that one of the SpaceShipTwo co-pilots triggered the tail wings too early.

By J. Fingas,   07.28.15
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