Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Rosetta images reveal large, growing crack on comet 67P

Rosetta images reveal large, growing crack on comet 67P

In images taken in June 2016 by the Rosetta probe, a new 500- to 1,000-foot-long fracture was identified parallel to the original fracture spotted in August 2014.

Mar 22, 2017, 15:25 PM IST
ESA's Rosetta ends its historic 12-year mission with touchdown on comet 67P

ESA's Rosetta ends its historic 12-year mission with touchdown on comet 67P

The Rosetta mission on Friday ended its mission in a controlled descent of the spacecraft onto the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Sep 30, 2016, 10:29 AM IST
When Giotto met Comet Halley 30 years ago – Watch!

When Giotto met Comet Halley 30 years ago – Watch!

This week, scientists are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Giotto spacecraft’s close encounter with Comet Halley.

Mar 14, 2016, 18:09 PM IST
Philae comet probe: World prepares for final farewell

Philae comet probe: World prepares for final farewell

Philae is a robotic lander that accompanied the Rosetta spacecraft until it landed on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

Feb 04, 2016, 13:40 PM IST
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.

Aug 12, 2015, 21:17 PM IST
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. 

Jul 02, 2015, 12:36 PM IST
'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.

Jun 14, 2015, 18:34 PM IST
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.

Mar 14, 2015, 13:57 PM IST

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.

Nov 15, 2014, 04:16 AM IST

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.

Nov 15, 2014, 01:26 AM IST
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.

Nov 14, 2014, 22:26 PM IST
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.

Nov 14, 2014, 20:22 PM IST
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.

Nov 14, 2014, 11:56 AM IST

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.

Nov 14, 2014, 01:03 AM IST
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.

Nov 13, 2014, 03:18 AM IST
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.

Nov 12, 2014, 19:57 PM IST
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.

Oct 27, 2014, 16:09 PM IST

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.

Jan 20, 2014, 12:18 PM IST