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Comet Landing

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Philae successfully landed on comet 67P today at 3:30pm GMT, making it the first craft in history to land on a comet. The probe separated from the Rosetta spacecraft approximately 7-hours earlier after spending 10-years in space. ESA director says: "It's a big step for human civilization. Our ambitious Rosetta mission has secured another place in the history books: not only is it the first to rendezvous with and orbit a comet, but it is now also the first to deliver a probe to a comet's surface." Continue reading for the 13 things you may not know.

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Anthem Veterans Memorial

Each year, at precisely 11:11am on Veteran's Day (November 11), the sun[s rays pass through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars to form a perfect solar spotlight over a mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States at the Anthem Veterans Memorial, located in Anthem, Arizona. This monument is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of the US armed forces. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Furious 7

Set to be released on April 3, 2015 in the US, Furious 7 takes place after Fast & Furious 6. After defeating Owen Shaw and his crew, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and the rest of the crew are able to return to the United States and live the normal life again as they had wanted, but Owen's older brother, Ian Shaw (Jason Statham), is after Dominic, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, putting the entire crew in danger once more. Continue reading to watch the official trailer.

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Boeing X-37B

Nobody, not even internet users, know what the Air Force's X-37B secret unmanned spacecraft was working on (or watching) for the past two years. It landed at 9:24am local time on October 17, 2014 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, according to the Air Force's 30th Space Wing. What we do know is that its size doesn't allow for much more than avionics equipment, fuel for the thrusters, and a mysterious cavity about the size of a truck bed that could that could possibly contain sensors, experiments, hardware, or even a bomb. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video about the largest collection of James Bond memorabilia.

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Schumacher GoPro

GoPro's stock started tanking today after a new report from French journalist Jean-Louis Moncet surfaced. After speaking to Schumacher's son (accompanied Michael on that fateful ski trip), went on a live radio show and said: "The problem for Michael was not the hit, but the mounting of the GoPro camera that he had on his helmet that injured his brain." The F1 racing legend still can't walk or talk, but is "waking up very slowly; very slowly," rehabilitating with $185,000-per-month care at his home by Lake Geneva. Continue reading for more information.

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Tesla Model S P85D

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Priced at $120,000 for a top-of-the-line Model S P85D, this newly unveiled P85D has a dual motor - the same system coming to the all-wheel-drive Model X next year - that pumps at 691hp as well as 687 lb-ft of torque that boost it from 0-60mph in just 3.2 seconds, which is a full second quicker than the standard P85. If that's still not enough for you adrenaline junkies, the 1g of lateral acceleration will definitely help you on track days. Continue reading to see its driver assist function in-action and for more pictures.

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Blood Moon October 2014

Due to its reddish color, a total eclipse of the moon is sometimes referred to as a blood moon. In addition, in the 2010s the media started to associate the term "blood moon" with the four full moons of a lunar tetrad, especially the 2014-2015 tetrad coinciding with the feasts of Passover and Tabernacles. A lunar tetrad is a consecutive sequence of four lunar eclipses, spaced six months apart. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Lamborghini Asterion

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Here's a first look at the stunning Lamborghini Asterion LPI-910-4 (the "I" is for Ibrido, which is Italian for "hybrid"), a 910 horsepower plug-in hybrid supercar. It's powered by a 5.2L V10 pumping out 610 horsepower, mated to a 300 horsepower electric motor for sping-tingling 910 combined horsepower experience, through all four tires. Continue reading for more images of the vehicle and information.

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National Coffee Day

September 29 is National Coffee Day and for those who love the brewed beverage, make sure you head on over to McDonalds, Krispy Kreme, or Dunkin Donuts for a free cup of joe (or many). Starbucks ‎is also offering a free cup of coffee, but just a sample size of its Anniversary Blend until noon. While the exact origin of International Coffee Day is unknown, many countries around the world participate in this event. It was promoted in Japan by The All Japan Coffee Association and first celebrated in 1983. Continue reading for five interesting facts.

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iPhone 6 Official

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Priced from $199 (16GB), the 6.9mm thick iPhone 6, complete with a new curved design, will be available in dark black and gold. Unlike previous models, this model features Apple Pay, the company's new payment system compatible with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch. It works by holding phone up to a generic card reader and pressing a finger on the TouchID button. The NFC chip is fitted across the top of the phone, with all details being encrypting and the system stores payment information securely. Continue reading for more hands-on images, another video and additional information.

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