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BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency has released the first picture taken by its Philae probe on the surface of a comet.
CONWAY SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 shook parts of Kansas and Oklahoma on Wednesday, the largest since a series of temblors began rattling Kansas a little more than a year ago.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Scientists say a swarm of earthquakes since July in the remote desert linking Oregon, California and Nevada can be traced to the constant stretching of the Earth's crust.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's new Orion spacecraft is now at the launch pad for next month's test flight.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The world's outlook for reaching a global climate deal next year brightened Wednesday as China and the U.S. — the top two polluters — presented a joint plan to reduce emissions of the heat-trapping greenhouse gases that are blamed for warming the planet.
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists at the European Space Agency are poised to begin a historic attempt to land a spacecraft on a comet.