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.

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.

Seeds of comet landing sown 28 years ago
Seeds of comet landing sown 28 years ago

 For the first time in history, a spacecraft has landed on a comet. According to scientists, the momentous event represents the culmination of over 28 years of research on comets.