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Horse bones could be famous thoroughbred from history

A skeleton of a horse has been uncovered in Newmarket that could be one of Britain's most successful thoroughbreds. The bones were discovered during excavations of the former royal stables in the town.

Historians hope they're those of Dr Syntax, the most famous racehorse of the 19th century. Archaeologists are assessing the remains to try and find out more.

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Stevenage: Historic comet landing named as Physics Breakthrough of the Year

A 10-year space mission to land on a comet for the first time has been named Physics Breakthrough of the year. Credit: Philae Lander

A 10-year space mission to land on a comet for the first time has been named Physics Breakthrough of the Year.

Scientists at Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage built the 'Rosetta' spacecraft which carried a probe to the comet more than 300 million miles from earth.

The landing of the Philae probe which carried equipment built at the open university in Milton Keynes was watch by millions world-wide.



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Philae begins drilling into surface of comet

Comet probe Philae has started drilling into the surface of the comet which it landed on this Wednesday.

But there may not be enough power left in the craft's depleting batteries to obtain scientific data from the samples it collects.

An image of the Philae lander on the comet's surface.

Philae is believed to be tilted to one side in the shadow of a crater wall and is not getting enough light to recharge its batteries using electricity generated by its solar panels.

With less than 24 hours before the craft's primary battery power runs out, scientists are actively considering taking a last-ditch gamble and "hopping" the lander to a sunnier spot. Read: Scientists debating whether to 'hop' Philae to new spot

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Image from Rosetta mission shows Philae Lander on comet

Rosetta’s lander Philae is safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as these first images confirm. One of the lander’s three feet can be seen in the foreground.

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