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Incoming!

The final stages of Philae’s touchdown seen through the eyes of the lander’s downwards-looking descent camera To source

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A Sunny Outlook for 'Weather' on Exoplanets

Scientists were excited to discover clear skies on a relatively small planet, about the size of Neptune, using the combined power of NASA’s Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler space telescopes. The view from this planet — were it possible to fly a spaceship into its gaseous layers — is illustrated at right. original

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Best Astronomy Binoculars (Editors' Choice)

Most people have two eyes. Humans evolved to use them together (not all animals do). People form a continuous, stereoscopic panorama movie of the world within in their minds. With your two eyes tilted upward on a clear night, there’s nothing standing between you and the universe. The easiest way to enhance your enjoyment of […]

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Unveiling Venus

Highlights from ESA’s Venus Express, following end of routine science observations after eight years orbiting the veiled planet To source

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