Space agency: Comet lander ends up in cliff shadow

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Comet lander Philae has come to rest in the shadow of a cliff and sent back the first image ever taken from a comet…

European spacecraft lands on comet

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Hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, a European spacecraft made history Wednesday by successfully landing…

Google signs 60-year, $1 billion NASA lease

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Google is renting 1,000 acres of a historic California air base for space exploration, aviation and robotics projects….

Space tourism rocket explodes over Mojave desert

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A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded after taking off on a test flight in Southern California’s Mojave Desert…

Self-destruct system engaged in rocket explosion

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The Antares rocket that exploded just seconds after launch Tuesday night was apparently ordered to self-destruct…

Commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff

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A commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station has exploded moments after liftoff…

China launches experimental moon orbiter

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China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth…

Partial eclipse of sun in Bay Area on Thursday

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On Thursday afternoon, Bay Area residents and visitors will be able to view a partial eclipse of the sun…

Mission accomplished: India joins Mars explorers

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India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday…

Asteroid will zoom within 25,000 miles of Earth

At closest approach Sunday, the 60-foot rock will pass a safe 25,000 miles (40,200 kilometers) over New Zealand…

China revives moon rover, but malfunction persists

China has restored communications with its space program’s troubled “Jade Rabbit” moon rover…

Falling satellite expected to hit earth within days

Scientists say a more-than one-ton satellite will come crashing into earth’s atmosphere in the next few days…