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Rosetta finds comet plume powered from below

Last year, a fountain of dust was spotted streaming from Rosetta’s comet, prompting the question: how was it powered? Scientists now suggest the outburst was driven from inside the comet, perhaps released from ancient gas vents or pockets of hidden ice. To source

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Solar flash

Space Science Image of the Week: This colourful image captured during the summer’s total solar eclipse shows what the Sun is made of To source

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Making waves

Space Science Image of the Week: Cassini catches small moon Daphnis making waves in Saturn’s rings To source

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Celebrating Europe’s science highlights with Cassini

Celebrating Europe’s science highlights with Cassini

The international Cassini­-Huygens mission has explored Saturn and its rings and moons for 13 years, and will conclude by plunging into the planet’s atmosphere next week. This article highlights some of the mission’s exciting discoveries led by European teams. To source

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Facing the Sun

Space Science Image of the Week: ESA’s Solar Orbiter will face the Sun from within the orbit of Mercury To source

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Sneak peek in colour

A preview of Gaia’s sky in colour provides a taste of the full-colour map of more than a billion stars that will be released next year To source

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