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Rosetta finds the lost Philae lander as its own mission clock winds down

Rosetta finds the lost Philae lander as its own mission clock winds down Just over two years ago, the Rosetta space probe successfully entered orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (hereafter abbreviated as 67P).The Philae lander, which launched on November 12 2014, failed to land in its target location.

Grab your tripods, a partial lunar eclipse is coming Friday night

Grab your tripods, a partial lunar eclipse is coming Friday night The moon on February 10 will be both a snow moon and a partial or penumbral lunar eclipse.That’s because February 10 will also bring a penumbral lunar eclipse.

A huge asteroid named Florence is zipping by Earth today, but don't freak out

A huge asteroid named Florence is zipping by Earth today, but don't freak out A huge asteroid with an old-fashioned name is passing by Earth today, but don't worry.The asteroid known as Florence — named for Florence Nightingale, of course — is about 2.