'Advanced' ancient civilisation fell victim to comet 13,000 years ago

New evidence suggests that an advanced ancient race on Earth fell victim to a comet 13,000 years ago.

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.

New 'sun-grazing' comet captured
New 'sun-grazing' comet captured

The European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, has captured an unusual comet skimmed past the sun on February 18-21, 2015.

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.

Comet Lovejoy bids adieu to Earth, to be spotted again in 8,000 years
Comet Lovejoy bids adieu to Earth, to be spotted again in 8,000 years

Comet Lovejoy, after mesmerising astronomers for the past three years, has finally said goodbye to Earth on Saturday night, January 25. 

'Comet Lovejoy' set to dazzle sky from Jan 7th- 24th post entering 'brightest phase'
'Comet Lovejoy' set to dazzle sky from Jan 7th- 24th post entering 'brightest phase'

 "Comet Lovejoy" will light up the sky from January 7th through 24th as it is ready to enter its "best and brightest phase."

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.

Bad weather delays Japan asteroid probe lift off
Bad weather delays Japan asteroid probe lift off

Bad weather will delay the launch of a Japanese space probe on a six-year mission to mine a distant asteroid, just weeks after a European spacecraft's historic landing on a comet captivated the world.

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.

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.

Philae Lander detects organic molecules on comet's surface
Philae Lander detects organic molecules on comet's surface

The Philae Lander has detected organic molecules on the surface of its comet. 

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.

Rosetta's Philae lander sends last-gasp data before 'going to sleep'
Rosetta's Philae lander sends last-gasp data before 'going to sleep'

Robot probe Philae has sent a last minute data to Earth before it ran out of batteries on the comet.

Low-battery comet probe alive and uploading data: ESA

 Europe`s comet probe Philae was sending science data to Earth late Friday, said mission controllers who had feared its battery may run out before it could make final contact.

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.

Oldest crater on Earth formed due to comet impact
Oldest crater on Earth formed due to comet impact

Researchers have found that a comet was responsible for creating one of the oldest craters on Earth in Sudbury Basin area located in Ontario, Canada.