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Philae wake-up triggers intense planning

The receipt of signals from Rosetta's Philae lander on 13 June after 211 days of hibernation marked the start of intense activity. In coordination with its mission partners, ESA teams are working to jugg ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Image: Messenger's iridescent Mercury

To the human eye, Mercury may resemble a dull, grey orb but this enhanced-colour image from NASA's Messenger probe, tells a completely different story. Swathes of iridescent blue, sandy-coloured plains and ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Space Exploration
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New study favors cold, icy early Mars

The high seas of Mars may never have existed, according to a new study that looks at two opposite climate scenarios of early Mars and suggests that a cold and icy planet billions of years ago better explains ...

dateJun 15, 2015 in Space Exploration
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