"We will end in a very rock-and-roll fashion."
What drives an issue home each and every time is when it is made personal, when the headlines become faces, or in this case when the refugees of war, hunger, religion or politics, turn into human beings -- just like you and me.
The photo, taken by the probe's OSIRIS camera, is being called the highest-resolution image yet taken of Comet 67P. OSIRIS
NASA's Curiosity rover detected a burp of methane on Mars lasting for several months--possibly stemming from a geologic process called serpentinization, or possibly the signature of microscopic Martian life.
The 96-mile-wide crater that NASA's Curiosity rover has been exploring probably once held a vast lake.
Where did the Earth get its water? For years some scientists have argued that it was brought here by water-bearing comets
Space and booze have been making a lot of news recently. Perhaps someday we'll all be throwing back space beers on Mars.
Carried aboard the orbiting Rosetta mothership, Philae floated to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Thursday
For the most part, we have lost contact with the heavens. The stars that gave our ancestors comfort and -- sometimes -- direction are nearly lost to us now. It is not just the light pollution of our cities, it is the blue-lit, seductive attraction of our digital devices that block us from looking to the night sky.
Control Room Goes Wild As Rosetta's Spacecraft Successfully Lands On Comet
European Space Agency's Rosetta space probe on Wednesday successfully deployed its robotic lander Philae on the Comet 67P
The agency's Rosetta spacecraft is set to place its Philae robotic lander on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
The agency says the first-of-its-kind landing, now scheduled for Nov. 11, will target Site J--a region on the "head" of Comet
It will be fun to see what turns up in the Rosetta and Philae images and data from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko! Astronomy is always full of surprises when you see something at high resolution for the first time.
Rosetta arrived at Comet 67P/C-G (as it is known) after a 10-year and 4-billion-mile chase (6.4 billion km) across the solar
"It is challenging; it's never been done before," Taylor said. "Other [comet] missions have been flybys at high speed and
One submission even came from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to promote the contest to U.S. audiences, Scuka said. The
"It is easy to be pessimistic, and to feel like a victim, but we need films that inspire us to go out and change things for the better. We have plenty of tragedy in real life in this part of the world; we don't need films to reinforce an already pervasive sense of despair."
"In some ways, a fly-by is just a tantalizing glimpse of a comet at one stage in its evolution," Claudia Alexander, project