The European Space Agency announced Friday that the Rosetta orbiter will attempt to land on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Nov. 12. A successful touchdown would be the first time any spacecraft landed on a comet.
New models developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge suggests that portions of Greenland's ice sheet that sit atop soft ground could be more susceptible to global warming than areas atop hard rock.
Up to half of the water in Earth's oceans is older than the sun and the rest of the solar system, finds new research that suggests that water might be more plentiful in young solar systems than previously thought.
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Scientists examined about 3,000 stone artifacts at an Armenian archaeological site and discovered that early hominids were using the same sophisticated toolmaking method used by early Homo sapiens in Africa.