Rosetta probe makes key comet atmosphere discovery
Rosetta probe makes key comet atmosphere discovery

A NASA instrument on board the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has given a new insight into how comet atmosphere is built.

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.

Comet scientists rule out Philae flyby
Comet scientists rule out Philae flyby

European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft has ruled out a special trip to find the lost Philae lander that went silent when its batteries ran out just days after its bumpy landing on the comet named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
 

Final attempt to hunt for missing comet lander

In its final attempt to find the missing comet lander, scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) are deliberating to send Rosetta spacecraft, which is still orbiting the comet, to swoop down just six kms over the patch where the lander is thought to be.

Rosetta comet-landing is Science`s 2014 breakthrough
Rosetta comet-landing is Science`s 2014 breakthrough

The top scientific breakthrough of 2014 was the European Space Agency`s Rosetta spacecraft`s rendez-vous with a comet, the US journal Science said on Thursday.

Comet landing 'Breakthrough of the Year': Physics World
Comet landing 'Breakthrough of the Year': Physics World

The landing of the Philae probe, the first by a man-made probe on a comet, has been named Breakthrough of the Year 2014 by Physics World magazine.

Rosetta suggests Earth`s water came from asteroids, not comets
Rosetta suggests Earth`s water came from asteroids, not comets

Water on Earth is more likely to have come from asteroids that hit our planet billions of years ago than comets, European researchers said on Wednesday.

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.

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

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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.

NASA hails comet landing as `breakthrough moment

 NASA on Wednesday hailed the first-ever landing of a spacecraft on a comet as a "breakthrough moment" in the history of space exploration.

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.

Rosetta's Philae makes history, lands on comet 67P
Rosetta's Philae makes history, lands on comet 67P

The European Space Agency has successfully landed a robotic probe called 'Philae lander' on a comet after detaching from its mothership Rosetta.

ESA's Rosetta spacecraft set for date with comet November 12

The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft is now less than a week away from landing a robotic probe on a comet - a first-ever soft landing of a spacecraft on a space object.

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.

Astronomers found 'grooves' on dark side of Lutetia

Astronomers recently observed "grooves" on the dark side of Lutetia, an asteroid encountered by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft that provides evidence of a large impact crater on the asteroid.

ESA sets date for comet landing
ESA sets date for comet landing

European Space Agency (ESA) has set November 12 to land its robot lab on a comet.

Map of Rosetta's comet reveals its unique, multifaceted world

Map of Rosetta's Comet help scientist deciphers its unique and multifaceted world.

Rosetta identifies 5 landing sites for 100kg Philae lander

ESA`s Rosetta spacecraft has identified five locations to set down the Philae lander in November.

Europe`s Rosetta spacecraft makes rendezvous with comet 67P

European Space Agency`s spacecraft Rosetta on Wednesday made history in space as it caught up with a comet on its journey around the sun.