Rosetta

Rosetta images reveal large, growing crack on comet 67P

Rosetta images reveal large, growing crack on comet 67P

In images taken in June 2016 by the Rosetta probe, a new 500- to 1,000-foot-long fracture was identified parallel to the original fracture spotted in August 2014.

Mar 22, 2017, 15:25 PM IST
Rosetta mission – Comet chaser’s top five discoveries in pics

Rosetta mission – Comet chaser’s top five discoveries in pics

Rosetta mission – Comet chaser’s top five discoveries in pics

Dec 19, 2016, 17:03 PM IST
Rosetta captures scintillating image of comet just before crash – See pic

Rosetta captures scintillating image of comet just before crash – See pic

The rosetta spacecraft has captured a scintillating image of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko moments before crash-landing into the comet's surface, bringing an end to the probe's 12-year long journey.

 

Oct 01, 2016, 12:19 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

Egypt migrant shipwreck death toll rises to 55

Survivors said up to 450 migrants had been aboard the fishing vessel when it sank yesterday about 12 kilometres (eight miles) from Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Rosetta.

Sep 23, 2016, 00:32 AM IST
When Giotto met Comet Halley 30 years ago – Watch!

When Giotto met Comet Halley 30 years ago – Watch!

This week, scientists are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Giotto spacecraft’s close encounter with Comet Halley.

Mar 14, 2016, 18:09 PM 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

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.

Aug 14, 2015, 06:46 AM IST
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. 

Jul 02, 2015, 12:36 PM IST

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.

Jun 23, 2015, 21:53 PM IST
'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.

Jun 14, 2015, 18:34 PM IST

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.

May 25, 2015, 13:15 PM IST
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.

Apr 16, 2015, 00:39 AM IST

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.

Apr 14, 2015, 20:46 PM IST
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.

Mar 13, 2015, 12:01 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
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.

Jan 27, 2015, 10:13 AM IST
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.

Jan 08, 2015, 11:19 AM IST
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.

Dec 18, 2014, 13:03 PM IST