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10 important dates to remember in the history of space exploration from 1957 to now
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10 important dates to remember in the history of space exploration from 1957 to now

Space is the final frontier that man continues to explore and study, from the first man on the Moon to a rover on Mars.

Historic Rosetta Mission ends after the spacecraft crashes on the surface of Comet 67P
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Historic Rosetta Mission ends after the spacecraft crashes on the surface of Comet 67P

The Rosetta spacecraft ended its historic mission on Friday, crashing on the surface of the dusty, icy comet it has spent 12 years chasing in a hunt that has provided insight into the early days of the solar system and captured the public's imagination.

European scientists send Rosetta on collision course to surface of comet 67P
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European scientists send Rosetta on collision course to surface of comet 67P

European scientists have sent the Rosetta spacecraft on its final, one-way journey to the surface of a comet, after a historic 12-year mission to discover the secrets of the dusty, icy bodies.

European Space Agency to end the historic Rosetta mission with comet crash landing
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European Space Agency to end the historic Rosetta mission with comet crash landing

After 12 years chasing a comet across more 6 billion km of space, European scientists will end the historic Rosetta mission by crash landing the spacecraft on the surface of the dusty, icy body at the end of the month.

Goodbye Philae: Year-long silence later, ESA severs link with comet probe
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Goodbye Philae: Year-long silence later, ESA severs link with comet probe

The decision to cut the link to Philae was taken to save energy on mothership Rosetta.

Life outside Earth? Philae's comet may host alien 'life', say astronomers
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Life outside Earth? Philae's comet may host alien 'life', say astronomers

Astronomers proposed a novel explanation on Monday for the strange appearance of the comet carrying Europe's robot probe Philae through outer space: alien microscopic life.

It's alive: Philae spacecraft that landed on comet finally wakes up after seven months
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It's alive: Philae spacecraft that landed on comet finally wakes up after seven months

To scientists' relief and delight, the Philae spacecraft that landed on a comet last fall has woken up and communicated with Earth after seven long months of silence, the European Space Agency announced Sunday.

Results from comet lander Philae's experiments expected today
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Results from comet lander Philae's experiments expected today

A first evaluation of the data that comet lander Philae sent to the European Space Center before its depleted batteries forced it to go silent will be released on Monday.

Comet-lander Philae sends plenty of data, but its batteries run out
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Comet-lander Philae sends plenty of data, but its batteries run out

The pioneering lander Philae completed its primary mission of exploring the comet's surface and returned plenty of data before depleted batteries forced it to go silent.

ESA's comet lander Philae ends up in cliff shadow, may run out of power soon
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ESA's comet lander Philae ends up in cliff shadow, may run out of power soon

Scientists on Thursday said the landing craft not only bounced twice, it also came to rest next to a cliff that's blocking sunlight from its solar panels.