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Soyuz rocket boosts Russian cargo craft to space station

February 17, 2015

Russia launched a Progress resupply mission Tuesday heading for the International Space Station with more than 6,000 pounds of fuel, supplies and experiments to support the lab’s six-person crew, and the automated cargo craft sailed to a smooth link-up with the complex less than six hours later.

Photos from Rosetta’s Valentine’s Day comet close-up

February 16, 2015

Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft — six months into its mission at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko — made its closest flyby of the comet’s boulder-strewn nucleus Saturday, capturing photos and measurements to help scientists unravel how the duck-shaped body is evolving on its path around the sun.

Video: New Horizons animation

February 15, 2015

This animation depicts NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft leaving Earth, swinging by Jupiter and making its much-anticipated flyby of Pluto.

Rosetta approaches comet 67P for a closer look

February 14, 2015

The Rosetta spacecraft neared its comet Saturday, targeting a close flyby within four miles of the tiny world’s jagged nucleus to gain new up-close views of the comet and taste the growing vaporous cloud surrounding it.

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