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.

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.

Rosetta hits `milestone` in comet`s run past Sun

 The European space probe Rosetta captured a range of scientific data Thursday as it trailed an ancient comet past the Sun which could help scientists better understand the origins of life on Earth.

Active pits spotted on Rosetta`s comet

Active pits spotted on Rosetta`s comet

Some of the dust jets emitted from Rosetta's comet can be traced back to active pits on its surface. 

Rosetta comet-chasing mission extended to September 2016

The European Space Agency announced Tuesday that its historic comet-chasing mission Rosetta had been extended until the end of September 2016.

'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.

Scientists 'redesign' antibodies to control HIV

Thanks to some redesigning, an antibody now has more power and can neutralize more strains of HIV virus, than any other recognised natural antibody.

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.

Comet 67P springs magnetic surprise

In a new twist in a landmark exploration, Europe`s comet-chasing Rosetta mission has found that its target, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, has no magnetic field, scientists reported Tuesday.

Scientists try to contact Rosetta's Philae lander to give it a wake-up call

Scientists try to contact Rosetta's Philae lander to give it a wake-up call

The European Space Agency (ESA) on Thursday put an effort to re-establish contact with its robotic probe 'Philae lander' that perched on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November 2014.

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.
 

Rosetta provides unique insight into comet shedding its dusty coat

Rosetta provides unique insight into comet shedding its dusty coat

ESA`s Rosetta mission has enabled scientists to watch the life cycle of a comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as it sheds the dusty coat accumulated over the past 4 years.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.