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rosetta selfie
2014-11-10 08:35:43

With the Rosetta orbiter and Philae lander set to make history on November 12 by attempting to land on Comet 67P, researchers from The Open University have compiled a timeline of previous comet-related missions.

ISEE-3 Comes Back To Visit Earth
2014-04-15 16:21:25

ISEE-3 coming home to visit - making its closest approach to Earth in August 2014 before it heads back out to interplanetary space.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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