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Landing Rosetta’s Philae More Challenging Than Thought

Rosetta’s Philae Landing Module European Space Agency – Jet Propulsion Laboratory joined mission to land Rosetta’s landing module Philae on comet 67P will prove to be a more challenging task than previously thought. The undertaking will be more complex than landing on a planet or even on an asteroid. The tentative date for the landing…
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New Galaxy Map

New Milky Way Galaxy Map A new cosmic map has been released by astronomers. The new galaxy map shows the Milky Way as part of a larger system of galaxies or a supercluster called Laniakea. These superclusters of galaxies are spread throughout the universe with dark voids filling up the rest of the space. The…
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What’s Next for China?

China The latest lunar landing by any country has been made. China’s lunar rover, Yutu [Jade Rabbit], has touched the surface of the moon. Only America (The United States) and Russia (the USSR) had achieved such a success with their space programs. China’s apparent lunar landing  raises the question of what  they’ll do next. Will…
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c/2012 S1 ISON – Approach To Mars

Comet ISON is racing towards the inner solar system. This is the comet astronomers had said back in 2012 it would become “brighter than the moon”.  October 1, 2013 is when ISON begins its close approach to Mars and from there to Earth on its first approach to our planet. We will see how the…
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Three X Solar Flares In Less Than 24 hours

Our sun [Sol] has released three X-type-solar flares from an active sunspot. The solar flares were X1, X2, and the most recent one of magnitude X3.2, the biggest so far in the year. It is expected that the sun rotates to face this active sunspot towards Earth. Researchers have estimated that a direct hit of…
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Meteorites In Mexico and Argentina Appear Before Earthquake

Two meteorites, one over México before an earthquake and another in Argentina were spotted last April the 21st, 2013. These constitute the last in a series of meteorites reported and filmed in the last months, including the one over Russia.These phenomena may point to an increase in the number of rocks falling into Earth’s atmosphere.…
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Unknown Emission Found In Titan

Scientists have found an unknown gas in Titan’s upper atmosphere after analyzing data from the Cassini probe. Saturn’s moon is the only moon in our solar system with a thick atmosphere comparable to the ones of the inner terrestrial planets.  Titan’s atmosphere is mainly made of nitrogen, methane, and hydrogen. Back in 2004 Cassini had…
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