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, after mesmerising astronomers for the past three years, has finally said goodbye to Earth on Saturday night, January 25.
"Comet Lovejoy" will light up the sky from January 7th through 24th as it is ready to enter its "best and brightest phase."
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.
It appears that the Rosetta's comet 67P is grey in colour like many small bodies in space, it has been reported.
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.
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 will continue its own extraordinary exploration by orbiting the comet as it arcs closer to the Sun.
The Philae Lander has detected organic molecules on the surface of its comet.
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.
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.
Robot probe Philae has sent a last minute data to Earth before it ran out of batteries on the comet.
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.
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 spacecraft's robot probe Philae which recently made a historic touchdown on a comet has now lot of tasks up its sleeves.
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.
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.
Rosetta spacecraft's robot probe Philae which recently made a historic touchdown on a comet might face a battery issue.
For the first time in history, a spacecraft from Earth has landed on the face of a comet speeding through deep space.
Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) faced a few nervous minutes after the initial reports suggested that Philae bounced across the comet surface and faced trouble in its initial landing.
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