Rosetta spacecraft captures dramatic comet outburst ahead of perihelion
Rosetta spacecraft captures dramatic comet outburst ahead of perihelion

European probe Rosetta spacecraft has recently captured a brilliant plume of gas and dust erupted from the comet Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Active pits spotted on Rosetta`s comet
Active pits spotted on Rosetta`s comet

Some of the dust jets emitted from Rosetta's comet can be traced back to active pits on its surface. 

'Hello Earth': Comet probe Philae wakes up
'Hello Earth': Comet probe Philae wakes up

The European space probe Philae woke up overnight after a months-long sleep as it hurtled towards the Sun on the back of a comet, the French space chief said Sunday.

Hints of ice detected in Rosetta comet's neck
Hints of ice detected in Rosetta comet's neck

Scientists from the OSIRIS team have detected hints of ice in the neck of Rosetta's comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Low-battery comet probe alive and uploading data: ESA

 Europe`s comet probe Philae was sending science data to Earth late Friday, said mission controllers who had feared its battery may run out before it could make final contact.

Comet probe in race against time to crown stellar feat

 Europe`s deep-space robot lab Philae worked against the clock on Friday, attempting to drill into a comet 510 million kilometres (320 million miles) from Earth to crown a historic exploration before its battery runs out.

Rosetta mission: Philae begins drilling into comet's surface amid battery issue
Rosetta mission: Philae begins drilling into comet's surface amid battery issue

The Philae lander has started drilling into the surface of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko to collect scientific data, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Friday.

Rosetta comet mission: Scientists have limited time to save Philae
Rosetta comet mission: Scientists have limited time to save Philae

European scientists just have few hours left to save its robotic probe 'Philae lander' after it landed in a cave near the foot of the cliff on comet.

Seeds of comet landing sown 28 years ago
Seeds of comet landing sown 28 years ago

 For the first time in history, a spacecraft has landed on a comet. According to scientists, the momentous event represents the culmination of over 28 years of research on comets.

Despite landing fumble, comet probe working well

 Europe`s comet probe Philae was "working well" despite a rough-and-tumble touchdown that left it partly shadowed from battery-boosting sunlight, ground controllers said Thursday.

European probe lands on comet, but fails to anchor down
European probe lands on comet, but fails to anchor down

European Space Agency landed a probe on a comet on Wednesday, a first in space exploration and the climax of a 10-year-odyssey, but an anchoring system problem may hamper planned investigations into the origins of Earth and the solar system.

Listen to the 'mysterious' song of Rosetta's comet
Listen to the 'mysterious' song of Rosetta's comet

A set of instruments on the ESA's Rosetta spacecraft designed to analyse the plasma environment surrounding the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko have recorded a 'mysterious' song.

Largest boulders on Rosetta's comet named after Egyptian pyramid 'Cheops'
Largest boulders on Rosetta's comet named after Egyptian pyramid 'Cheops'

Scientists have named the cluster of boulders, Cheops, as they reminded the scientists of the pyramids of Giza; the boulder has been named 'Cheops' after the largest pyramid within the Giza Necropolis.

Europe`s Rosetta probe set to wake up from hibernation

Rosetta, which was launched about ten year ago on a long quest to chase and land on a comet, will be roused by an onboard "alarm clock" at 10:00 GMT on Monday.