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  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION CLAYTON, Mo. Lawyers for Michael Brown's family stood outside the St. Louis County Courthouse on Thursday morning and said the family supports Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's call for calm once the grand jury announces its decision about whether to...
  • European spacecraft lands on comet, with a bounce

    European spacecraft lands on comet, with a bounce
    A mobile laboratory the size of a washing machine made history Wednesday when it completed a slow-motion descent to the surface of a comet 311 million miles from Earth. But scientists fear it didn't stick the landing. The European Space Agency's...
  • For Rosetta mission's scientists, the thrill is in the comet chase

    For Rosetta mission's scientists, the thrill is in the comet chase
    Claudia Alexander has spent the last 15 years of her life waiting for this moment: landing a spacecraft the size of a washing machine on the surface of a speeding comet. She knows it won't be easy. The comet is hurtling through space at 84,000 mph,...
  • Philae landed 3 times on comet, but scientists not sure where it is

    Philae landed 3 times on comet, but scientists not sure where it is
    The Philae probe is alive and well a day after the first successful spacecraft landing on a comet, but scientists are still trying to figure out exactly where it is on its new home. Officials at the European Space Agency mission control in Darmstadt,...
  • Giant storms on gassy Uranus have astronomers scratching their heads

    Giant storms on gassy Uranus have astronomers scratching their heads
    It never rains but it storms on Uranus. Astronomers have spotted a slew of squalls on this usually quiet, distant planet — two of them giant storms that took professional and amateur astronomers by surprise. The findings, presented this week at...
  • Spacecraft's comet landing brings pride on Earth

    The following editorial appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on Thursday, Nov. 13: The ability of humans to get along and get things done is not always on display on Earth, which makes it especially inspiring and gratifying to see human...
  • Space probe lands on comet, fails to anchor down

    Space probe lands on comet, fails to anchor down
    The European Space Agency landed a probe on a comet on Wednesday, a first in space exploration and the climax of a 10-year-odyssey, but an anchoring system problem may hamper planned investigations into the origins of Earth and the solar system. The 220-...
  • European space probe safely anchored on comet's surface

    European space probe safely anchored on comet's surface
    A European probe that landed on a comet in a first for space exploration is safely anchored on the surface despite technical problems, pictures beamed 300 million miles back to Earth showed on Thursday. The lander, named Philae, was launched from its...
  • A comet's tale

    A comet's tale
    As gee-whiz landings go, it's hard to beat the historic touchdown Wednesday morning of the Philae lander on a streaking comet about 300 million miles from Earth. For one thing, it took a solid decade for the European Space Agency-launched Rosetta...
  • Descanso turns to its roots

    Descanso turns to its roots
    Descanso Gardens will unveil Saturday an oak woodland that provides a glimpse of what Los Angeles might have looked like before 16th-century European settlers and their livestock arrived and forever changed the Southern Californian landscape. The 7.7-...
  • Spacesuit? Helmet? Life insurance? Space tourist loophole may end

    Spacesuit? Helmet? Life insurance? Space tourist loophole may end
    While private pilots and skydivers have to take out extra life insurance to cover the added risk of their pursuits, space tourists do not need special policies on their high flying rides. That loophole is likely to disappear, slowly, after the fatal...