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Comet v Arse: Comet Wins by Half a Billion Miles

Brendon Burns | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Brendon Burns

The Internet was ubiquitously lamenting that while humankind was reaching further out into space than we've ever dared, we were still more self-obsessed, facile and inward-looking than ever. Kam's arse was the epitome of our own navel - capturing our collective gaze.

This Is What It Looks Like When You Bounce Off A Comet

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency's comet lander was a huge success last week -- even though the craft actually bounced about half a mile across the surface a...

Comet Lander Philae Has 'Gone To Sleep' As Batteries Run Out

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech

The European space probe which landed - awkwardly but spectacularly - on a comet earlier this week is "asleep", scientists have said, after its batter...

Sexist Shirts Aren't Cool, Even If You Have Landed A Spacecraft On A Comet

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Correction: This article previously described Matt Taylor's shirt as featuring 'naked' women. It has been brought to our attention that the women are ...

Comet Lander May Attempt To 'Hop' To Safety

The Huffington Post UK/P | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency has made a last-ditch attempt to drill into the surface of a comet as the batteries on its lander quickly wear down. In a...

The Comet Lander Is Almost Dead

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Tech

The European space probe which landed - awkwardly but spectacularly - on a comet earlier this week is almost dead due to a lack of power. But scientis...

The Comet Landing Was Faked, Say A Depressing Amount Of People

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Tech

UPDATE: As several readers have pointed out, the Landover Baptist Church is a parody site. Clearly we should have realised that. Apologies. Humani...

#ESA Not #NASA

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency (ESA) landed on a comet on Wednesday in a remarkable first for space exploration. Not NASA. Unfortunately it's almost ...

This Is The First Picture Taken From The Surface Of A Comet

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Tech

Humanity has landed on a comet - and now we have the picture to prove it. This is the first photograph taken on a comet in history. But there is...

First Pictures Beamed From Comet's Surface

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

Despite a tricky landing, the European Space Agency's Philae probe has begun to send data back to Earth from the surface of a comet. The craft beca...

Humanity Lands On A Comet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency has successfully landed a space probe on the surface of a comet. The Philae lander softly touched down on comet 67P/Chury...

Rosetta Landing Is 'Most Difficult In Space History'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

The attempt to land the Philae space probe on a comet is "the most difficult landing in space history" experts have said. The landing - which is cu...

The Rosetta Probe Is Absolutely Adorable (On Twitter)

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

The Philae lander has separated from the Rosetta space probe, and is currently making its slow way towards the surface of Comet 67P. None of the ab...

Captain Kirk Wishes Rosetta Well

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

Clearly everyone is hoping that the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft and Philae lander will successfully make it to the surface of Comet 67P...

Rosetta Mission: A Visual History In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

A successful landing of the Philae probe on Comet 67P would mark the culmination of a mission that began with the launch of Rosetta 10 years ago. ...

Now We Know What A Comet Smells Like

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

Let's just be clear - a comet doesn't really 'smell' of anything. Were you to expose your nostrils to its odour in deep space, you would instantly fre...

Humanity Lands On A Comet

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

Humanity has landed on a comet for the first time. After a ten year, billion-euro mission that took the Rosetta space craft on a journey of more th...

This Is What A Comet Looks Like From 8KM Away

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency's Rosetta space craft is just days away from attempting to carry out the first ever landing by a probe onto a comet. And ...

Massive Comet To Have 'Near Miss' With Mars

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Tech

A mountain-sized comet is expected to pass by Mars in an astronomical 'near miss' that'll see the huge object fly by the planet at a distance of just ...

This Is Not Sci-Fi, This Is Real

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency craft Rosetta is preparing in the very near future to land a probe on a comet, in what would be a staggering first for astro...

This Is The Closest We've Ever Been To A Comet

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech

A European spacecraft is due to rendezvous with an icy comet tomorrow after an epic 10-year journey across the Solar System. Launched in March 2004...

WATCH: Nasa FINALLY Explains What Happened To Comet Ison

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa has finally explained what happened to Comet ISON, the so-called 'Comet of the Century' which disappeared above the surface of the Sun. After ...

Nasa: Comet ISON Is Dead

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Tech

He is dead then. Nasa has announced that Comet Ison - once called the 'Comet of the Century' - was largely destroyed after grazing the surface of t...

Did ISON Survive?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK Tech

It's not looking good folks. Hope is fading that Comet ISON survived it's fiery encounter with Sun last Thursday. Initially Nasa had suggested a...

ISON Lives!

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Tech

Ison lives. Comet Ison, once called the potential 'comet of the century', initially disappointed astronomers on Thursday after it appeared to fizzl...