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September 6, 2016 1:14 PM European Space Agency Finally Finds Philae Comet Lander After 2-Year Search

The final resting place of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Philae comet lander is no longer a mystery. After a nearly two-year search, the agency has finally managed to locate the lander's grave on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko — a discovery that comes with only a month left in the current Rosetta mission. "This remarkable discovery comes at the end of a long, painstaking 49

September 6, 2016 11:45 AM Miss the ‘ring of fire’ eclipse? Mark your calendar for the next cosmic light show

For those who missed the September 1 event, there will be more opportunities to observe eclipses in the near future, including a September 16 lunar eclipse visible from some regions of the world. An annular solar eclipse dazzled the sky above south-central Africa and parts of the Indian Ocean on September 1, a phenomenon observed by eclipse chasers around 55

September 6, 2016 5:11 AM Lost Philae lander found on comet

Rosetta’s lander Philae has been identified in OSIRIS narrow-angle camera images taken on Sept. 2, 2016 from a distance of 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometers). The image scale is about 2 inches (5 centimeters) per pixel. Philae’s 3-foot-wide (1-meter) body and two of its three legs can be seen extended from the body. The images also provide proof of Philae’s 111

September 6, 2016 3:04 AM How One of the Deadliest Hajj Accidents Unfolded

On Sept. 24, 2015, hundreds, maybe thousands, of pilgrims were crushed to death at the hajj in Mecca. Rashid Siddiqui kept hearing those words from his fellow Muslim pilgrims lying mangled on the ground in 118-degree heat, under a searing Saudi sun. Barefoot, topless and dazed, Mr. Siddiqui had somehow escaped being crushed by the surging crowd. It was Sept. 24, 2015, the third 42

September 5, 2016 5:54 PM Philae Lander's Grave on Comet Found at Last After Nearly 2-Year Search

The final resting place of the European comet lander Philae is a mystery no more. After nearly two years of searching, the lander's shadowy grave on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has been found in images from its mothership Rosetta. The European Space Agency's Philae lander touched down on Comet 67P (as scientists call it) in Nov. 12, 2014, but its final 76

September 5, 2016 1:07 PM Beaches Remain Closed, Ferry Services Interrupted as Hermine Lingers off New England

Although Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine remains far from shore off the Northeast coast, officials are warning residents and visitors to heed warnings about deadly rip currents and possible coastal flooding. On Sunday night, Bellone said the county's Emergency Operations Center would reopen at 5 a.m. on Monday, at which time officials would re-evaluate 42

September 5, 2016 10:28 AM New Brunswick weather: Sunny skies for Labour Day holiday

It will be hot sunny day across New Brunswick as many enjoy the last day of the Labour Day long weekend. Temperatures will be 25 C to 28 C across the province with the humidex at 28 C and the UV index 7 or higher. Today: It will be sunny with temperatures reaching a high of 25 C. Temperatures will drop to 14 C tonight and it will be partly cloudy 31

September 4, 2016 6:48 PM New air links raise hopes in Washington and Cuba

The first off JetBlue 387 were the TV cameramen, the U.S. secretary of transportation and the airline executives. As the tropical sun beat the tarmac, the VIPs traded congratulations on the arrival of the first commercial flight from the U.S. to Cuba in more than 50 years. Away from the cameras, a small but potentially more important group made its way through 71

September 4, 2016 11:46 AM Mother Teresa declared a saint by Catholic Church

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint on Sunday, praising the tiny nun for having taken in society's most unwanted and for having shamed world leaders for the "crimes of poverty they themselves created." Francis held up Mother Teresa as the model for a Catholic Church that goes to the peripheries to find poor, wounded souls during 48

September 4, 2016 9:12 AM Mother Teresa honoured as Saint and model of mercy by Pope Francis in Vatican City

Pope Francis proclaimed Mother Teresa of Calcutta a saint of the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, 19 years after her death. Thousands of pilgrims in St. Peter's Square applauded as the tiny nun known as the "saint of the gutters" in her lifetime was officially elevated to join the Church's more than 10,000 saints. (AP) Francis's predecessor Pope John Paul II bent Vatican 60