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ROS_Startrackers
2015-04-15 10:47:57

The ESA’s Rosetta orbiter is continuing its search for the Philae lander, despite experiencing issues during a recent flyby causing it to be put in safe mode and completely change its trajectory.

ThinkstockPhotos-187868289
2015-04-01 12:41:39

The ESA's Soundcloud page gives a voice to space with their super cool sound clips from comets, rocket launches, and landings.

pia18899-16
2015-03-21 09:45:25

Say what?! Rosetta's comet appears to be made up entirely of...pebbles.

cubesat20131206
2015-02-27 11:22:14

The first CubeSats (or tiny probes) designed to travel to deep space are going to launch in 2020, and the ESA is seeking innovative ideas for the probes.

Rosetta Philae Comet
2015-02-02 09:37:57

The search for the Philae lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G) has been unsuccessful, and ESA officials will now wait to hear from the probe to confirm its location.

rosetta comet
2015-01-27 14:10:06

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission is currently visiting the "Rubber Ducky" comet and newly released images show a meter-wide crack running over 100 meters (328 feet) along the comet’s "neck" that could lead to its disintegration.

2015-01-22 23:02:10

A special issue of the journal Science, to be published Jan. 23, 2015, reveals details about the shape, evolution and lifespan of comet 67P-Churyumov/Gerasimenko.

Comet on 1 January 2015 – NavCam
2015-01-07 10:35:37

Efforts to discover the exact location of the Rosetta mission’s Philae lander have proven unsuccessful, and European Space Agency scientists fear that the probe might have become covered by dust falling back onto the surface of the comet it currently calls home.

space events
2015-01-05 10:26:32

In terms of space travel and exploration, 2015 has a lot to live up to. But it will.

Rosetta philae comet
2014-12-18 08:56:53

It's getting more sunlight than they originally thought it would. Rejoice!


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  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
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The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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