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Artist’s impression of the Rosetta orbiter deploying the Philae lander to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (not to scale). After an extensive mapping phase by the orbiter in August–September 2014, a landing site will be selected for Philae to conduct in situ measurements in November 2014. Credit: ESA–C. Carreau/ATG medialab

Rosetta, Europe’s comet chaser is about to...

Mechanical engineering PhD student Shannon Zirbel and a team of students work on a solar array prototype that uses origami. Credit: BYU/Brian Wilcox

Origami is a source of inspiration for mechanical engineering students who are working with NASA/JPL, the National Science Foundation, and origami master Robert Lang to design novel mechanisms for use in space and in other applications.


This image was taken from the NASA Curiosity’s Right Mastcam camera on November 29. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars is busy surveying its surroundings.

The rover is driving from a flatter area where it worked for several months after landing in 2012 to the slopes of a mountain 3 miles (5 kilometers) high, Mount Sharp.


Ed. note: This event has concluded. Watch the full hangout below.

As we prepare for Thanksgiving here at the White House, you’re invited to join me and a lineup of top food experts as we “talk turkey” and dive into our dinner plates to explore the science of cooking. We’ll be drilling down into the science behind what makes turkey so tasty, why we feel compelled to nap after eating it, and the secret science sauce behind brining and marinating.

Please join us this Wednesday at 12pm ET for a We the Geeks on the Science of Cooking! The episode will air on

China's Yutu Moon Rover. Courtesy China Space

On Mars there’s Curiosity, Spirit and Opportunity – veteran NASA robot rovers of the Red Planet.

But add a new mobile robot’s name to the space exploration history books.

According to China’s Xinhua news agency, the “Yutu” or Jade Rabbit is the name for the country’s first Moon rover, ready for liftoff...


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