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The week in photos: November 11-17, 2017

Nov 18, 2017 - 2:06 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) delegates watch the performance of the Philippine Ballet dancers during the Opening Ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in Manila on November 13, 2017.World leaders are in the Philippines' capital for two days of summits. / AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO AND POOL / NOEL CELIS

Plus points on human rights, a miss on environment for Justin Trudeau

Nov 15, 2017 - 1:07 PM

(UPDATED) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is confronted by the issues of human rights, women empowerment, and his country's illegal shipment of trash to the Philippines at the 31st ASEAN Summit

MAN OF THE HOUR. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at the International Media Center for the 31st ASEAN Summit on November 14. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Moon to spoil Perseids meteor shower – astronomers

Aug 10, 2017 - 8:34 PM

The Moon will be more than half full in a so called gibbous phase which means its light will spoil stargazers view in a similar way to that of urban light pollution

PERSEIDS. A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above the hoodoos named Thor's Hammer (L) and the Three Sisters (R) early on August 13, 2016 in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

FULL LIST: Winners, Tony Awards 2017

Jun 12, 2017 - 11:14 AM

Dear Evan Hansen is one of the big winners of the 2017 Tony Awards – here s a look at everyone who took home an award on the big night

FULL LIST: Nominees, Tony Awards 2017

May 03, 2017 - 10:29 AM

Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 receives the most nominations while Bette Milder is nominated for Best Actress 50 years after her Broadway debut

'HELLO, DOLLY!' A revival of the play receives 10 nominations at the 2017 Tony Awards, including a Best Actress nomination for Bette Midler, photographed above. Photo by  Julieta Cervantes via screengrab from Facebook/HelloDollyBroadway

Man fires rifle inside Washington DC 'pizzagate' eatery

Dec 05, 2016 - 7:13 PM

The pizzeria was the subject of a bogus report published in October that alleged it was at the center of a child sex ring organized by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton

Pizza slices photographed November 18, 2016 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Pizza Hut/AFP

'Goodbye Rosetta': Crash-landing ends historic comet mission

Sep 30, 2016 - 9:26 PM

There are tears hugs and cheers at mission control in Darmstadt Germany when spacecraft operations manager Sylvain Lodiot announced: This is the end of the Rosetta mission

ROSETTA. This handout picture released on September 27, 2016 by the European Space Agency (ESA) shows a screenshot of the image displayed at ESA's ESOC mission control center showing the static received by the ground station a moment after Rosetta's radio signal disappeared at 13:19 CEST on 30 September 2016. Photo by European Space Agency / AFP

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Sep 30, 2016 - 1:35 PM

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End of a space odyssey: Rosetta orbiter set to land on comet

Sep 28, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Europe s trailblazing deep space comet exploration for clues to the origins of the Solar System ends with the Rosetta orbiter joining robot lab Philae on the iceball s dusty surface for eternit

Farewell Philae: Earth severs link with silent comet probe

Jul 27, 2016 - 6:45 PM

UPDATED This is the end of a fascinating and successful mission for the public and for science Andreas Schuetz spokesman for German space agency DLR says

GOODBYE, PHILAE. Still image from animation of Philae separating from Rosetta and descending to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November 2014. ESA/ATG medialab

Rosetta, Philae to reunite on comet for Sept 30 mission end

Jul 01, 2016 - 11:20 AM

The data from Rosetta and Philae will continue to be analyzed for months and years to come

epa04487728 A handout picture released by the European Space Agency (ESA) on 13 November 2014 shows the panoramic view created from the first two CIVA images, confirming that Rosetta's lander Philae is safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. One of the lander's three feet can be seen in the foreground. The 100-kilogram probe touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, seven hours after separating from its mothership Rosetta half a billion kilometres from Earth. Philae's task is to collect images and samples from the dusty iceball, which will give clues about the origins of the solar system. EPA/ESA HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Europe's comet orbiter back after 'dramatic' silence

Jun 02, 2016 - 7:30 PM

UPDATED The Rosetta spacecraft returns to normal operations after the European Space Agency lost contact with it for nearly 24 hours over the weekend

epa04799978 (FILE) A file picture released on 02 March 2004 shows a computer generated image of space probe Rosetta (R) during the approach to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The European space probe Rosetta was successfully launched on a mission to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Kourou space centre in French-Guayana earlier today. Rosetta is expected to arrive at Churyumov-Gerasimenko in ten years time where it will release the landing robot Philae (L) on the surface of the comet. The comet lander Philae has awakened from seven months of hibernation and sent signals back to Earth, the European Space Agency said on 14 June 2015. Rosetta, a space probe, has studied the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet for 312 days. It's Philae probe landed on the comet in November 2014 but shut down after some 60 hours as a result of insufficient charge in its batteries due to lack of sunlight at its location. Philae, a device approximately the size of a washing machine, was the first man-made device to make a controlled landing on a comet. EPA/ESA

'Time to say goodbye' to comet probe Philae – space agency

Feb 12, 2016 - 7:21 PM

The DLR host of the Philae control centre saus the probe is probably covered with comet dust and shaded from the Sun s battery replenishing rays on the surface of its alien home

SELFIE. A handout photo released on October 15, 2014 by the European Space Agency shows a picture taken with the CIVA camera on Rosetta’s Philae lander showing comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from a distance of about 16 km from the surface of the comet. Photo from AFP/ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA

Philae comet probe: World prepares for final farewell

Feb 03, 2016 - 11:43 AM

The success of the campaign to humanize a scientific instrument has left the European Space Agency ESA with a dilemma: how to communicate Philae s demise?

WAKE UP, PHILAE! A cartoon showing Rosetta's lander Philae waking up from hibernation, released June 2015. Courtesy European Space Agency

Dead comet with skull face to hurtle by Earth on Halloween

Oct 31, 2015 - 7:14 PM

One NASA scientist says Asteroid 2015 TB145 appears to have donned a skull costume for its Halloween flyby

EERIE. This image of asteroid 2015 TB145, a dead comet, was generated using radar data collected by the National Science Foundation's 305-meter Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. Photo by NAIC-Arecibo/NSF

Comet 67P, robot lab Philae's alien host, nears Sun

Aug 10, 2015 - 11:19 AM

Scientists hope the heat of perihelion – when the comet comes closest to the Sun in its orbit – will cause the enigmatic traveller to shed more of its icy crust

This image from Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera is marked to show the location of the first touchdown point of the Philae lander. ESA/Rosetta/MPS

Philae wakes up, Google bans revenge porn, Minecraft goes virtual reality | SciTech4u

Jun 26, 2015 - 5:46 PM

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Comet probe Philae dials home, 'doing very well'

Jun 20, 2015 - 2:01 PM

The Philae mission seeks to unlock the long held secrets of comets which may reveal how the Solar System was formed

COMET LANDER. Still image from animation of Philae separating from Rosetta and descending to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November 2014. Photo from ESA/ATG medialab

'Hello Earth': Comet probe Philae wakes up

Jun 14, 2015 - 9:12 PM

Scientists: We received new signals from Philae for a period of two minutes as well as 40 seconds worth of data

COMET LANDER. Still image from animation of Philae separating from Rosetta and descending to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November 2014. ESA/ATG medialab

Wake up Philae! The world awaits news

Mar 13, 2015 - 10:08 AM

The European Space Agency ESA cautions there could be a long wait before the lander talks to its comet orbiting mothership Rosetta if at all

This image from Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera is marked to show the location of the first touchdown point of the Philae lander. ESA/Rosetta/MPS

Movies playing this week: 'Theory of Everything,' 'Crazy Beautiful You,' and more

Feb 25, 2015 - 4:57 PM

A young Stephen Hawking falls in love – and more at the movies this week

Valentine's 2015 at the movies: 'Fifty Shades,' Kathniel, and more

Feb 07, 2015 - 11:17 AM

You ll see Mr Grey and more this Valentine s 2015 at the movies

TAKE YOUR PICK. What films are you catching this Valentine's? Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures/United International Pictures

Comet probe 'may revive in March' – French space chief

Jan 06, 2015 - 8:29 AM

Jean Yves Le Gall: We hope that from March the sunlight will help the robot to recharge its batteries and resume its scientific work

This image from Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera is marked to show the location of the first touchdown point of the Philae lander. ESA/Rosetta/MPS

Rosetta suggests Earth's water came from asteroids, not comets

Dec 11, 2014 - 8:43 AM

The report is based on the atomic signature of water molecules from the comet showing that they are vastly different from water on Earth

SELFIE. A handout photo released on October 15, 2014 by the European Space Agency shows a picture taken with the CIVA camera on Rosetta’s Philae lander showing comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from a distance of about 16 km from the surface of the comet. Photo from AFP/ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA

Images show Philae's historic comet bounce

Nov 17, 2014 - 8:01 AM

The discovery came thanks to painstaking follow up analysis of a series of pictures ESA had released on Friday

This image from Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera is marked to show the location of the first touchdown point of the Philae lander. ESA/Rosetta/MPS

Comet lander 'working well' but may be on slope

Nov 13, 2014 - 7:29 PM

The probe Philae made space history by landing on a speeding comet

SELFIE. A handout photo released on October 15, 2014 by the European Space Agency shows a picture taken with the CIVA camera on Rosetta’s Philae lander showing comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from a distance of about 16 km from the surface of the comet. Photo from AFP/ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA

Scientists hope for data after historic but dodgy comet landing

Nov 13, 2014 - 7:25 AM

UPDATED Landing manager: Hopefully we are sitting there on the surface at a position different to the original landing and can continue our science

ROLIS descent image of Comet 67P/C-G. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/ROLIS/DLR

Space history: European probe Philae lands on comet

Nov 13, 2014 - 12:04 AM

UPDATED The historic landing marks the climax of a historic quest to explore an enigma of the Solar System

BYE BYE ROSETTA. Rosetta’s lander Philae took this parting shot of its mothership shortly after separation, 12 November 2014. ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA

Remulla: Trillanes a 'destroyer', Aquino at ASEAN, comet landing | The wRap

Nov 12, 2014 - 9:55 PM

Cavite Gov Jonvic Remulla: Sen Trillanes a destroyer At ASEAN no specifics from Aquino on China Europe set to make history with comet landing mission

Probe separates from orbiter, heads to comet

Nov 12, 2014 - 5:52 PM

The Philae lander is on its way to Comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko separating itself from the Rosetta orbiter at 4:35 pm Manila time

ON ITS WAY. Artist’s impression of the Rosetta orbiter deploying the Philae lander to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. ESA–C. Carreau/ATG medialab

LIVE: The Rosetta #CometLanding mission

Nov 12, 2014 - 1:26 PM

UPDATED Watch live as the European Space Agency ESA attempts to land the Philae probe on the comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko a first in history

Landing site J – since been named Agilkia – on the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, as viewed through Rosetta's NavCam, 21 September 2014. Image courtesy ESA

Comet-landing mission on track, one last hurdle ahead

Nov 12, 2014 - 11:40 AM

Everyone s nervous everyone s on tenterhooks but we know the risk is worth taking The rewards are enormous

Artist’s impression of the Rosetta orbiter deploying the Philae lander to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. ESA–C. Carreau/ATG medialab

'Target locked': Comet mission eyes Nov 12 landing

Nov 11, 2014 - 1:10 PM

European scientists are gearing for the culmination of two decades work and a 1 3 billion euro 1 6 billion bet with the first ever landing on a comet on Wednesday

Artist’s impression of the Rosetta orbiter deploying the Philae lander to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. ESA–C. Carreau/ATG medialab

Europe set to make space history with comet landing

Nov 09, 2014 - 11:49 AM

A lab called Philae will detach from its mothership Rosetta heading for a deep space rendezvous with a comet

SELFIE. A handout photo released on October 15, 2014 by the European Space Agency shows a picture taken with the CIVA camera on Rosetta’s Philae lander showing comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from a distance of about 16 km from the surface of the comet. Photo from AFP/ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA

To Agilkia... and beyond: Comet landing site is named

Nov 04, 2014 - 11:57 PM

Agilkia – called after an island on the Nile – is chosen as the name of the site for the first landing on a comet

THE DUCK COMET. Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on 3 August from a distance of 285 km. The image resolution is 5.3 metres/pixel. ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

'Eau de comet' is a bit of a stinker

Oct 23, 2014 - 9:24 PM

Rotten eggs horse pee alcohol and bitter almonds: this is the bouquet of odors you would smell if a comet in deep space could be brought back to Earth

SELFIE. A handout photo released on October 15, 2014 by the European Space Agency shows a picture taken with the CIVA camera on Rosetta’s Philae lander showing comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from a distance of about 16 km from the surface of the comet. Photo from AFP/ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA

Deep space 'snowball' nears close shave with Mars

Oct 19, 2014 - 12:16 PM

The comet known as Siding Spring C 2013 A1 is set to hurtle past Mars at a close distance of about 88 000 miles 141 600 kilometers

An artist's concept of Comet Siding Spring (2013 A1) and Mars. Closest approach to Mars is on October 19, 2014. Image Credit: NASA

Rare comet fly-by of Mars on October 19

Oct 16, 2014 - 12:35 PM

The comet known as Siding Spring C 2013 A1 has a core about a mile 1 6 kilometers wide in diameter but is only as solid as a pile of talcum powder

An artist's concept of Comet Siding Spring (2013 A1) and Mars. Closest approach to Mars is on October 19, 2014. Image Credit: NASA

Europe gives green light for comet landing site

Oct 15, 2014 - 10:13 PM

The November 12 operation marks the first ever attempted soft landing on a comet and scientists hope it will unlock secrets of the Solar System

HELLO, COMET! Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on 3 August from a distance of 285 km. The image resolution is 5.3 metres/pixel. ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Space agency sets Nov 12 date for comet landing

Sep 27, 2014 - 10:21 AM

Rosetta is equipped with 11 cameras and sensors that have already yielded astonishing images of Comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko

'FIRST FOR HUMANKIND.' Experts follow the flight path of the robotic space probe 'Rosetta' in the ESA control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, 06 August 2014. Rosetta orbiting the comet marks the start of the exciting finale of a roughly 6 billion km trip to the comet, which is supposed to culminate with the space probe landing on the comet. File photo by BORIS ROESSLER/EPA

You may now board Quezon City e-jeepneys

Sep 23, 2014 - 9:49 PM

The electric shuttles meant to render conventional Philippine jeepneys obsolete have hit the road What do its first passengers think?

Europe sees 5 possible sites for comet landing

Aug 26, 2014 - 1:04 AM

Choosing the right landing site is a complex process the European Space Agency cautions

HELLO, COMET! Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on 3 August from a distance of 285 km. The image resolution is 5.3 metres/pixel. ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

E-shuttles about to hit PH roads

Aug 20, 2014 - 5:23 PM

Electricity powered shuttles are set to take on Metro Manila roads soon signalling what could be the end of traditional jeepneys

Quezon City e-jeepneys get first route

Aug 16, 2014 - 8:30 AM

The e jeepneys will travel from SM North EDSA to LRT 2 Katipunan Station with designated stops along the way

Probe makes space history with rendezvous with comet

Aug 06, 2014 - 5:40 PM

UPDATED It is the first time that a spacecraft has ever gone into orbit around a comet

HELLO, COMET! Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on 3 August from a distance of 285 km. The image resolution is 5.3 metres/pixel. ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Comet-chaser nears prey after crossing billions of miles

Aug 03, 2014 - 12:09 PM

More than 400 million km from where it was launched in March 2004 the spacecraft Rosetta will finally meet up with its prey Comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko

Utah Jazz's Hayward, WNBA's Thompson to visit Manila

Apr 11, 2014 - 3:58 PM

NBA player Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz is set to arrive in the Philippines along with WNBA great Tina Thompson on April 25 27

PH VISIT. NBA player Gordon Hayward and WNBA great Tina Thompson are coming to Manila for the Jr NBA/Jr WNBA National Training Camp. File photos from EPA.

'One million electric vehicles in PH by 2020'

Feb 27, 2014 - 8:43 PM

The cost of charging the battery of a e trike for example is about 5 times less than what drivers spend on fuel for regular tricycles

THE NEW JEEP. E-jeepneys can be just as colorful and playful as conventional jeepneys. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

COMET e-shuttles to start operations by April

Feb 27, 2014 - 3:10 PM

The first fleet of 30 units will take passengers from SM North EDSA to Monumento via Eton Centris

DRIVING CHANGE. Expect to see some of these COMETs by April 2014. Photo courtesy of GET Philippines

'Sleeping beauty' comet probe awakens from slumber

Jan 21, 2014 - 6:57 AM

UPDATED Hello world ESA said on Twitter mimicking the signal sent back from deep space by the billion dollar unmanned craft

SHE'S AWAKE! Staff of the European Space Agency (ESA) celebrate at mission control after the probe Rosetta "woke up" from a 31-month hibernation, 20 January 2014. Image courtesy ESA