A Flurry of Fall Binocular Comets

Fall 2021 offers up an all-night parade of challenging telescopic comets.

3 months ago

New Image Shows the Rugged Landscape of Comet 67P

Thanks to an amateur astronomer, the latest image to come from the Rosetta mission provides of glimpse of the surface…

3 years ago

I Can’t Stop Watching This Amazing Animation from Comet 67P

Using images taken by the Rosetta spacecraft, a twitter user created a stunning video that shows what it is like…

4 years ago

Rosetta’s 67P Is The Result Of A Collision Of Two Comets

A new study from scientists with France's CNRS explains how comets like 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko acquire and retain their multi-lobed shapes.

4 years ago

Astronomers Think They Know Where Rosetta’s Comet Came From

A new study reveals that Rosetta's Comet likely spent billions of years chilling in the Kuiper Belt before chance interactions…

5 years ago

Bye, Bye Rosetta — We’ll Miss You!

The Rosetta comet probe will leave its flyover orbit today to prepare for its dramatic free-fall descent to the surface…

5 years ago

How to Find Rosetta’s Comet In Your Telescope

How would you like to see one of the most famous comets with your own eyes? Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko plies the…

6 years ago

Rosetta Discovery of Surprise Molecular Breakup Mechanism in Comet Coma Alters Perceptions

A NASA science instrument flying aboard the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft has made a very surprising discovery -…

7 years ago

Rosetta to Snuggle Up to Comet 67P for Closest Encounter Yet

Who doesn't like to snuggle up with their Valentine on Valentine's Day? Rosetta will practically whisper sweet nothings into 67P's…

7 years ago

Rosetta Sees Fascinating Changes in Comet 67P

It only makes sense. Sunlight heats a comet and causes ice to vaporize. This leads to changes in the appearance…

7 years ago