Rosetta orbiter to swoop down on comet in February
Rosetta orbiter to swoop down on comet in February

The European Space Agency’s orbiting Rosetta spacecraft is expected to come within six km of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in February next year.

Images suggest Rosetta's comet is 'dark grey' in colour

It appears that the Rosetta's comet 67P is grey in colour like many small bodies in space, it has been reported.

Bad weather delays Japan asteroid probe lift off
Bad weather delays Japan asteroid probe lift off

Bad weather will delay the launch of a Japanese space probe on a six-year mission to mine a distant asteroid, just weeks after a European spacecraft's historic landing on a comet captivated the world.

Rosetta's comet landing captured in 3D
Rosetta's comet landing captured in 3D

A 3D image generated from data collected by Rosetta Lander Imaging System (ROLIS) aboard the European Space Agency`s Philae lander has been released.

Rosetta's spacecraft enters 'comet escort phase' post Philae going to sleep
Rosetta's spacecraft enters 'comet escort phase' post Philae going to sleep

Rosetta's spacecraft will continue its own extraordinary exploration by orbiting the comet as it arcs closer to the Sun.

Philae Lander detects organic molecules on comet's surface
Philae Lander detects organic molecules on comet's surface

The Philae Lander has detected organic molecules on the surface of its comet. 

Scientists 'confident' Philae comet lander will wake up
Scientists 'confident' Philae comet lander will wake up

There is a strong chance Europe's comet lander will wake up from hibernation as it nears the sun, raising hopes for a second series of scientific measurements from the surface next year, scientists involved in the mission said today.

Comet probe sends back science treasure in final hours
Comet probe sends back science treasure in final hours

Europe`s science probe Philae sent home a treasure trove of data from a comet heading towards the Sun before falling silent as its power ran out, mission control said Saturday.

Rosetta's Philae lander sends last-gasp data before 'going to sleep'
Rosetta's Philae lander sends last-gasp data before 'going to sleep'

Robot probe Philae has sent a last minute data to Earth before it ran out of batteries on the comet.

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.

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.

Rosetta's Philae lander's new objectives defined post comet touchdown
Rosetta's Philae lander's new objectives defined post comet touchdown

 Rosetta spacecraft's robot probe Philae which recently made a historic touchdown on a comet has now lot of tasks up its sleeves.

Oldest crater on Earth formed due to comet impact
Oldest crater on Earth formed due to comet impact

Researchers have found that a comet was responsible for creating one of the oldest craters on Earth in Sudbury Basin area located in Ontario, Canada.

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.

Rosetta's Philae lander battery running out due to 'bouncy off-course' landing post historic touchdown
Rosetta's Philae lander battery running out due to 'bouncy off-course' landing post historic touchdown

 Rosetta spacecraft's robot probe Philae which recently made a historic touchdown on a comet might face a battery issue.

Philae lander makes historic touchdown on comet

For the first time in history, a spacecraft from Earth has landed on the face of a comet speeding through deep space.

Philae lander faced trouble in initial landing; Rosetta comet mission now stable
Philae lander faced trouble in initial landing; Rosetta comet mission now stable

Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) faced a few nervous minutes after the initial reports suggested that Philae bounced across the comet surface and faced trouble in its initial landing.

Rosetta's Philae sends first image of  Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko - See pic
Rosetta's Philae sends first image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko - See pic

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: After scripting history in space, ESA's Rosetta has now tweeted the first picture of the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by its robotic probe Philae after it landed safely on Wednesday.

Philae lander 'bounced twice' on comet but is now stable, confirm Rosetta mission scientists
Philae lander 'bounced twice' on comet but is now stable, confirm Rosetta mission scientists

Philae, the robot probe that made a historic landing on a comet is now stable after failing to attach to the surface.

View the best ' Leonid meteor shower' before dawn of November 17
View the best ' Leonid meteor shower' before dawn of November 17

Scientists have revealed that the best view of Leonid meteor shower will be before the dawn of November 17.