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Astronomy, astrophysics & cosmology

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News

Rosetta data deluge reveals dynamic comet with sand dunes and jets

Measurements show 67P differs from previously studied comets in same class

Lost Beagle 2 spacecraft found intact on Martian surface

New images from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spot lander

Exoplanets could avoid 'tidal locking' if they have atmospheres

How air keeps some planets free, boosting the number of potentially habitable worlds

New calculations support dark-matter discovery by DAMA, say physicists

Annual signal in detector could be explained by a new interaction

In depth

Dialling up the cosmos

Edwin Cartlidge reports on the new apps that allow smartphone users to detect cosmic rays

To infinity, beyond and back again

Space-travel film Interstellar awes our reviewer Tushna Commissariat with an epic plot and breath-taking effects, but what about the science?

Between the lines: Christmas special

A collection of physics-themed books on topics ranging from aliens to zombies, reviewed by Margaret Harris

A lucky, but lonely, planet

Is life on other planets common? Or are we alone in the universe? Duncan Forgan evaluates a book that argues that Earth is the exception, not the rule