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Scientists work in the scientific mission observation centre of the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) in Toulouse, southern France, on November 12, 2014, as they wait for the European Space Agency's (ESA) robot craft Philae to land on the Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet after being launched from European space probe Rosetta, following a ten year journey. Europe's Rosetta spacecraft made contact with its robot craft Philae soon after the lander embarked on November 12 on a solo, seven-hour descent to a comet, ground controllers said. Astrophysicists hope Philae will unlock knowledge about the origins of the Solar System and even life on Earth, which some believe may have started with comets 'seeding' the planet with life-giving carbon molecules and water.  (Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images)

European Probe Lands On Speeding Comet

A European spacecraft made history Wednesday by successfully landing on the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet.

11/12/2014

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Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand Space

Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.

11/10/2014

An artist concept shows the Kepler-10 system, home to two rocky planets. In the foreground is Kepler-10c, a planet that weighs 17 times as much as Earth and is more than twice as large in size. (Image Credit: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics/David Aguilar)

Scientists Discover ‘Godzilla Of Earths’

Massive planet could host a heavy atmosphere and possibly even life.

06/02/2014

Massive black holes are believed to exist in the centers of galaxies. (Getty Images)

Science: Are We Living Inside A Black Hole?

Scientist theorizes that the conditions that created our Big Bang could have been formed in a black hole in another universe.

02/20/2014

Sally Ride (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sally Ride, A Role Model For The Ages

Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.

07/24/2012

Photo Credit: Discovery Museum

Connecticut’s Unusual Museums

By Joanne Greco Rochman What do a Garbage Museum and a Space Museum have in common? They’re found in Connecticut and they’re both hands-on. If you think that all museums are stuffy buildings with paintings […]

08/29/2011

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