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Philae wake-up triggers intense planning

The receipt of signals from Rosetta’s Philae lander on 13 June after 211 days of hibernation marked the start of intense activity. In coordination with its mission partners, ESA teams are working to juggle Rosetta’s flight plan to help with renewed lander science investigations.  To source

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Iridescent Mercury

Space Science Image of the Week: Although NASA’s Messenger mission has ended, ESA’s BepiColombo will continue the quest to understand mysterious Mercury To source

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How to Bolster Space Exploration: Get Religious Groups Onboard

Space advocates may want to consider approaching religious individuals to boost support for space exploration, according to a recent study in the journal Space Policy.Credit: NASA To broaden support for space exploration, advocates should consider approaching religious groups – especially in settings that are familiar to that religion, a new study suggests. The peer-reviewed article […]

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Extremely tiny bubbles and irregularities in space-time predicted by certain theories.

Is the Universe Bubbly? Searching in Space for Quantum Foam

An artist’s impression of a quasar, a galaxy the bright center of a galaxy that radiates more light than all the stars in the galaxy combined. Scientists recently used light from quasars to hunt for a theoretical characteristic of the universe called quantum foam.Credit: NASA/ESA/G.Bacon, STScI An incredibly small and fantastically strange theoretical feature of […]

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DG media briefing

Watch today’s media briefing at the Paris Air & Space Show with ESA DG Jean-Jacques Dordain and successor Johann-Dietrich Woerner. Streaming starts at 16:00 CEST To source

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It's Alive! Comet Lander Philae Phones Home After Months of Silence

The European Space Agency’s Philae comet lander is seen by the Rosetta spacecraft in this image captured on Nov. 12, 2014 as Philae headed for its landing on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The probe went silent 60 hours later and reawakened on June 13, 2015.Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA A European probe that made a bouncy […]

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One Month from Pluto, NASA Probe Sees Dwarf Planet's Many Faces

The many “faces” of Pluto are visible in new images by NASA’s New Horizon’s probe, which is only one month away from the first-ever close encounter with the dwarf planet. This week, NASA released what it called “the best views ever obtained of the Pluto system” taken by New Horizons, which will make its closest […]

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