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The Night Sky This Month: December 2014
// Ursids Meteor Shower There are plenty of astronomical events taking place in December for stargazers to enjoy, not least the Ursids Meteor Shower, which runs from Dec 17-25, but peaks when the Moon is New and invisible on December 22/23. Although it is only...
Probe Lands On Distant Comet Seeking Clues To Life’s Origins
On 2nd March 2004, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft along with its robotic lander called Philae launched from Earth with the stated mission of successfully landing on the surface of Comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko (named after its Soviet...