Imagine grabbing a mosquito by the wings. Except the mosquito is in New York, and you’re working the controls from Los Angeles.

This is how to land on a comet as it hurls through space.

After a 10-year, 4-billion-mile journey, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta space probe has reached its final destination: comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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A person’s taste for something on Earth can’t be trusted in space.
Just ask astronaut Chris Hadfield, whose palate thirsted for spicy wasabi once in orbit, or NASA’s Douglas Wheelock, who slept with an apple in microgravity for three weeks in order to satisfy his fruit cravings.
Learn more about the wacky wonders of tastebuds in space.

A person’s taste for something on Earth can’t be trusted in space.

Just ask astronaut Chris Hadfield, whose palate thirsted for spicy wasabi once in orbit, or NASA’s Douglas Wheelock, who slept with an apple in microgravity for three weeks in order to satisfy his fruit cravings.

Learn more about the wacky wonders of tastebuds in space.

Scientists have discovered the first concrete evidence of gravitational waves, a phenomenon first predicted by Einstein 100 years ago.
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Scientists have discovered the first concrete evidence of gravitational waves, a phenomenon first predicted by Einstein 100 years ago.

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"There has to be more out there than meets the eye."  What exactly is dark matter? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien explores that question underground in the depths of SNOLAB.

"There has to be more out there than meets the eye."

What exactly is dark matter? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien explores that question underground in the depths of SNOLAB.

Life on Jupiter? 
The Hubble Space Telescope captured images of water vapor shooting from the southern pole of Europa, Jupiter’s ice-covered moon.

Life on Jupiter?

The Hubble Space Telescope captured images of water vapor shooting from the southern pole of Europa, Jupiter’s ice-covered moon.

One time on NewsHour, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson gave a lesson on asteroids…using his tie.
Yea. That happened.

One time on NewsHour, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson gave a lesson on asteroids…using his tie.

Yea. That happened.

MAVEN hopes to answer the mystery of Mars’ missing atmosphere.
WATCH its launch at 1:20 pm ET here.

MAVEN hopes to answer the mystery of Mars’ missing atmosphere.

WATCH its launch at 1:20 pm ET here.

Astronaut Chris Hadfield on what space smells like, how he dreamt in weightlessness, and his real thoughts on the movie “Gravity.”

-Astronaut Chris Hadfield shares his most profound realization of our planet while he was in space.