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  1. The ESA’s Rosetta Spacecraft Has Shared A 3D Image Of Its New Comet Home

    Alright Mr. Demille, I'm ready for my close-up.

    Rosetta has upped its space porn game with this 3D look at the comet, compiled from two pictures taken on August 7th when the craft was 65 miles from its destination.

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  2. Rosetta Becomes First Spacecraft to Orbit a Comet, Sends Back Amazing Pictures

    "Are we there yet?" "Yes!"

    Just a few hours ago, the European Space Agency's Rosetta became the first satellite to orbit a comet! Now that she's close enough, the spacecraft is sending back amazing, high resolution images of what the comet's nucleus really looks like as she prepares to send her little brother, Philae, down to land on the surface.

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  3. Sticky-Footed Spider Robot Could Help Out on Space Missions (And Also Haunt Our Dreams)

    Can he swing from a web? No he can't. He's a robot.

    If there's one thing we can agree about regarding space, it's that it doesn't have enough robots in it yet. Scientists at Simon Frasier University in Canada feel this way as well, so they're working on a bot that can climb walls vertically to aid human astronauts on space missions. Let's just hope it never achieves sentience and begins to resent us.

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  4. Fly over the Surface of Mars in 3D with the Most Complete Imagery to Date

    This is the closest we've ever gotten to actually looking down at the surface of Mars ourselves.

    We might have a rover driving around Mars, investigating the soil, and spawning parody Twitter accounts, but the European Space Agency's Mars Express Spacecraft is no slouch. It has made a full orbit of Mars almost 12,000 times, which has enabled it to map a significant portion of martian terrain, and now we can watch a really accurate 3D flyover.

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  5. The ESA’s Rosetta Is About To Complete Its’ Ten-Year Mission

    To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations... wait, no, wrong thing.

    The ESA's Rosetta spacecraft is boldly going where no man has gone before - into comet territory. After being placed in a space-coma for a whole decade, the Rosetta is finally scheduled to wake up and complete the task for which is was made - in just 100 days.

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  6. Astronauts Survive Crazy Spaceflight Training In A Cave

    The ESA has got to be trolling with this training.

    Six astronauts have survived an unorthodox new method of spaceflight training: marathon team spelunking! Spending almost a week underground, the training is designed to expose future astronauts to the isolation and danger awaiting them in outer space. I'm not sure if this makes me want to be an astronaut way more, or way less.

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  7. We Hardly Knew Ye: ESA’s Herschel Space Telescope Powering Down for Good

    Since it's launch in 2009, the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Telescope has treated us to some truly amazing images of space. All good things must come to an end, though, and the ESA's shiniest toy is just about out of time. Sometime in the next couple of weeks, the liquid helium tanks that provide coolant for the telescope's impressive instrumentation will run dry, marking the close of a good run for one of the most powerful instruments ever used to capture images of space.

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  8. Twinsies! Alpha Centauri A Has A Cool Outer Layer, Just Like Our Sun

    The Sun, it will surprise no one, is very, very hot. What is surprising -- and consistently baffling to researchers -- is that there are certain parts of the sun that are actually rather chilly. You know, in comparison to the rest of the Sun, which, as we've covered, is just exceedingly warm. The European Space Agency's (ESA) Herschel observatory may have made a stride or two towards understanding the strange phenomenon, though, as it has recorded the first evidence of a similar cool outer layer in a star that isn't the Sun. The same cool layer has been observed for the first time in Alpha Centauri A, a relatively nearby star noted for its similarities to our own Sun.

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  9. Russian Meteorite Explosion Was As Powerful As 30 Hiroshima Atomic Bombs

    Now that the dust has settled from last Friday's spectacular meteorite explosion over Russia, the facts are slowly coming in about just how big the explosion really was, and it's turning out to be a bigger blast than pretty much anyone initially suspected. According to an assessment released today by the European Space Agency (ESA), the meteorite that fell to Earth in Russia's Chelyabinsk region and injured nearly 1,000 people could have done much worse, as it exploded with the force of 30 atomic bombs. Keep reading for the full breakdown and another look at the unprecedented blast.

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  10. European Space Agency Planning Mission to Deflect Asteroids, Could Inspire Armageddon 2

    A proposed mission by the European Space Agency seeks to send a pair of spacecraft out to a nearby asteroid to test the effects of smashing one of the crafts into the asteroid at 6.25 km/second. The primary goal is to see how well a possible method of asteroid deflection would work, but it won't do anything as spectacular as actually blowing up the asteroid. I guess they're saving that honor for Bruce Willis.

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