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Is comet landing mission worth the cost?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:29
Can Rosetta mission price tag be justified?

Rosetta mission: Can you land on a comet?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 09:57
Will you touch down or crash in our interactive game?

Battery will limit comet lander life

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 09:42
After a historic but awkward comet landing, the robot probe Philae is now stable and sending pictures - but faces concerns about its battery life.

'Sad day' as EU chief scientist axed

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:45
Researchers across Europe have expressed dismay at the scrapping of the role of EU Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA).

VIDEO: When astronauts play with water

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 23:42
Earlier this year astronauts on the International Space Station shot a video showing what happens to water surface tension in microgravity

Scientists wait for comet probe news

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 18:52
Scientists face a tense wait to learn the fate of a robot probe that made a historic landing on a comet - but did not stay in place as planned.

Wait after comet landing 'bounce'

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:35
A robot makes the first, historic landing on a comet, but its status remains uncertain after anchoring harpoons fail to fire.

Virgin pilot 'thrown free' in crash

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 13:22
The pilot who survived the Virgin Galactic spaceship crash was thrown clear as the craft broke up around him, investigators say.

VIDEO: 'Fantastic, fantastic, it's landed'

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:31
"It's landed - I've waited years for this", Professor Monica Grady has said, on finding out that the robot probe Philae had landed on a comet.

VIDEO: 'People invested entire lives in this'

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:52
"Generations" of scientists have celebrated the landing of the probe Philae on a comet 300 million miles away, Dr Matt Taylor has told BBC News

VIDEO: 'We are on the comet'

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 08:36
European robot probe Philae has made the first, historic landing on a comet, after descending from its mothership.

Robot on historic descent to comet

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 06:58
Controllers make radio contact with the Philae robot as it becomes the first manmade object to descend to a comet.

Skeleton found in Alexander-era tomb

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 06:19
Archaeologists in northern Greece find a skeleton inside a tomb from the time of Alexander the Great, and believe it belonged to a general.

Will Obama's climate surprise deliver a global deal?

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 06:13
What's behind US climate deal with China

Is sport's biological passport fair?

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 04:07
The biological passport was test that couldn't be fooled, so why are athletes still doping?

'Twisted light' beamed across Vienna

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:57
Physicists send a beam of twisted light 3km through the air above Vienna, transmitting information in this way for the very first time in the open air.

Arctic blast hits Canada and US

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:16
Parts of Canada and the US get their first blast of winter, sending temperatures plummeting by as much as 22C (40F) in days.

Obama and Xi in emissions pledge

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:12
China and the US unveil "historic" new pledges on greenhouse gas emissions, as the two leaders meet for talks in Beijing.

Ministers' shale gas 'hype' attacked

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 20:16
Ministers have "completely oversold" the potential of shale gas, researchers from the UK Energy Research Centre tell the BBC.

VIDEO: Medical bike couriers battle HIV

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 16:23
Meet the medical motorbike couriers battling infant HIV in Malawi