That question comes from Daniel Hernandez Carillo in Monclova in Mexico.
It's one thing to land on a comet. But to meet an asteroid, grab a sample, and bring it back to Earth - that's a whole new dimension. NASA's OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission aims to do just that.
We love to stare at the night sky during a meteor shower. It's pretty. But scientists like Thierry Courvoisier say comets and meteoroids - these primitive objects - hold secrets of our solar system.
The Juno spacecraft has reached Jupiter after a journey at 200 times the speed of sound. NASA scientists hit the brakes at just the right time to pull the spacecraft into Jupiter's orbit.
Rosetta's trip has lasted more than 12 years. It will come to an end Friday in a spectacular (and calculated) crash landing on comet Chury, using the fatal plunge to gather one last batch of data.
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