Rosetta spacecraft

Rare photos of spaceship before it hit comet revealed

Rare photos of spaceship before it hit comet revealed

The European Space Agency (ESA) has shared a hidden image from Rosetta spacecraft, moments before it struck a comet.

Sep 30, 2017, 14:58 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
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 space probe detects oxygen on comet 67P

Rosetta space probe detects oxygen on comet 67P

The Rosetta space probe has been studying the comet for over a year and has detected an abundance of different gases pouring from its nucleus.

Oct 30, 2015, 10:35 AM IST

Discovery of oxygen on comet 'big surprise': Study

Stunned scientists announced today the unexpected discovery of large quantities of oxygen on a comet which streaked past the Sun in August with a European spacecraft in tow.

Oct 29, 2015, 01:25 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 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
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.

Jun 03, 2015, 14:15 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
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.
 

Feb 04, 2015, 14:34 PM IST

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.

Jan 24, 2015, 21:01 PM IST
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.

Dec 19, 2014, 09:18 AM IST
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.

Dec 13, 2014, 14:20 PM IST
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.

Dec 11, 2014, 01:30 AM IST
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.

Nov 20, 2014, 12:33 PM IST
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

Nov 13, 2014, 16:45 PM IST

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.

Nov 13, 2014, 00:33 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
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.

Nov 11, 2014, 17:50 PM IST

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.

Nov 07, 2014, 12:51 PM IST