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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Comet lander not anchored, but sending home data: ESA

Europe`s robot probe Philae did not anchor to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after landing harpoons failed to fire, but still managed to send home lots of data, the European Space Agency (ESA) said Wednesday.

ISRO releases images of Comet Siding Spring taken by 'Mangalyaan'
ISRO releases images of Comet Siding Spring taken by 'Mangalyaan'

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday released images of Comet Siding Spring or C/2013 A1, taken by its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) last month.

Rosetta spacecraft gets 'go-ahead' to deliver its lander on target comet

 European Space Agency (ESA) has given its conformation to the Rosetta spacecraft mission to deliver its lander, Philae, on the primary site of the target comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Don't miss this comet selfie

The European Space Agency’s Philae lander has snapped a “selfie” of one of the Rosetta spacecraft’s 16-metre solar arrays, with a comet hovering in the background some 16 km away.

Rosetta's lander set to target 'Site J' on comet for touchdown

Rosetta's lander Philae will target 'Site J' on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for its landing, it has been reported.

Mission Rosetta: Stories behind the names

If Europe`s comet-chasing quest goes well, Rosetta, Philae and even the tongue-twisting Churyumov-Gerasimenko may become household names by the end of the year.

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