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Astronomy News

Dust devils on Mars may be boosted by their own shadows

4 April 2016 - 8:52am

Scientists have struggled to explain how dust devils get so strong in the thin Martian air - now it seems they could be sustaining themselves

Comet 67P presented in silhouette

4 April 2016 - 8:52am

Perfectly backlit by our star, Comet 67P was photographed in dramatic fashion this week by the Rosetta spacecraft - 260 million km from Earth.