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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
Goodbye Philae! Earth to bid adieu to comet probe

Goodbye Philae! Earth to bid adieu to comet probe

The robotic lander has not called home to the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission since its last call to mothership Rosetta seven months ago.

Feb 12, 2016, 21:53 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
In unexpected discovery, alcohol and sugar detected in Comet Lovejoy!

In unexpected discovery, alcohol and sugar detected in Comet Lovejoy!

Ethyl alcohol and a simple sugar known as glycolaldehyde were detected in Comet Lovejoy, said the study in the journal Science Advances.

Oct 24, 2015, 09:53 AM 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

Philae results help understand the nature of comets

A new analysis of several studies on data sent back Philae has helped the scientists understand the nature of comets better than ever, and may be beneficial for future missions.

Jul 31, 2015, 17:13 PM IST
Robot lab Philae `silent`, says worried ground control

Robot lab Philae `silent`, says worried ground control

Europe`s robot lab Philae has fallen "silent" on the surface of a comet zipping towards the Sun, said ground controllers Monday who fear it may have shifted out of radio reach.

Jul 20, 2015, 14:40 PM IST
Philae comet may harbour alien life: Scientists

Philae comet may harbour alien life: Scientists

The comet landed on by the European spacecraft Philae could be teeming with alien microbial life, according to two leading UK astronomers.

Jul 06, 2015, 20:58 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
Rosetta mission finds comet has no magnetic field

Rosetta mission finds comet has no magnetic field

Rosetta mission has found that its target comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, has no magnetic field.

Apr 16, 2015, 00:39 AM IST
Historic Rosetta mission named 2014 'Physics world breakthrough of year'

Historic Rosetta mission named 2014 'Physics world breakthrough of year'

The first historic Rosetta mission has been named 2014 "breakthrough of the year" by the journal Physics World, it has been reported.

Jan 08, 2015, 11:19 AM IST

French President Hollande gets labrador puppy for Christmas

French President Francois Hollande is the latest leader to discover there is nothing quite like a cute puppy to perk up the corridors of power.

Dec 26, 2014, 17:51 PM IST
Philae's comet landing 'thud' recorded

Philae's comet landing 'thud' recorded

Thud! The sound that Europe's space probe Philae made when it became the first to land on a comet last week.

Nov 20, 2014, 22:19 PM IST

Images show Philae`s historic comet bounce

The AEuropean Space Agency (ES)on Sunday unveiled images of the probe Philae after it bounced while making its historic landing on a comet last Wednesday.

Nov 17, 2014, 04:32 AM IST
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.

Nov 15, 2014, 18:02 PM IST
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.

Nov 15, 2014, 09:08 AM IST

Comet probe uploads last-minute data from `alien world`

 Robot probe Philae uploaded a slew of data to Earth Friday from a deep-space comet that it drilled into long after its onboard battery was feared to have died. 

Nov 15, 2014, 06:44 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