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Philae has finally been found but what was the point of putting so much effort into the search? None of its instruments will actually be working …
Ground control says it is time to give up hope of regaining communication with comet lander Philae. But never say never.
Scientists on the International Space Station are preparing for one of the biggest DIY challenges of their lives.
What does it feel like to prepare for a journey to space? Space scientist Monica Grady followed astronaut Tim Peake around for a few days before his launch to find out.
Is it a dwarf planet, an asteroid or a comet? All of the above? Well, with the latest results about Ceres, researchers aren’t entirely sure anymore.
This week, NASA has discovered great similarities between the Earth and Mars and Pluto. But when it comes to the potential for life, Mars is an increasingly hot favourite.
Rosetta has finally shed light on the origin of both ice and jets on comet 67P. It will now head closer to the sun to look at the comet’s interactions with the solar wind.
From a meteor shower to 67P’s closest approach to the sun: prepare to be amazed by comets.
Two independent teams have found compounds including nitrogen and carbon dioxide on Comet 67P, which can form sugars and amino acids.
After a decade in space, New Horizons has finally completed its fly-by of Pluto. And the fact that it is no longer a planet makes it all the more interesting.