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Andrew R. Brown

Amazing Mercury close up

The valiant MESSENGER spacecraft made Earth, Venus and Mercury flybys before its Mercury orbit four years ago. Soon it'll crash into Mercury, but for now ... new images!

Absolutely awesome images of comet lander Philae

ESA hopes communications with the Philae comet lander can be regained by May or June. Wait you're waiting, check out these stunning newly released images!

Seasons are changing on Rosetta’s comet

Two photos from the Rosetta spacecraft – one from last November, and one from a few days ago – show a comet’s seasons changing.

As Dawn approaches, new image of dwarf planet Ceres

1 Ceres is the largest and most massive object in the main asteroid belt, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Dawn will reach it in March, 2015.

What happened when the comet swept past Mars

The story you've been waiting for. The spacecraft images are fascinating, and the details of Comet Siding Spring's exceedingly close pass of Mars might surprise you.

One of the highest resolution images of Mercury, ever

MESSENGER spacecraft's fuel is nearly depleted. It will impact Mercury in March 2015. For now, space engineers are getting some of the best-ever Mercury pics.

Rosetta mission places Philae lander on its comet

As of Thursday morning, November 13 - after initially failing to attach to the surface - Philae is now stable and is sending back pictures.

Three cool images of a comet’s night side

The dayside images of Rosetta's comet have been fantastic. Now, thanks to backscatter of sunlight from the comet's coma, we're seeing amazing nightside images.

Extraordinary shot of moon’s far side and Earth, from Chang’e

China’s Chang'e 5 spacecraft rounded the lunar far side earlier this week, on the return leg of its journey to the moon. It's now safely back on Earth.

MESSENGER spacecraft sees lunar eclipse from Mercury

The MESSENGER spacecraft, now orbiting Mercury, caught the images to make this movie of last Wednesday's lunar eclipse. See Earth and moon from Mercury!