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Rosetta Saw the Building Blocks of Life on Comet 67P

Why is there so little nitrogen in Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P)? That's a question scientists asked themselves when they looked at…

5 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…

2 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…

2 years ago

This was the Snowstorm Rosetta Saw When it Got 79 km Away From Comet 67P

The ESA recently released images taken by the Rosetta spacecraft when it witnessed a "snowstorm" while making a flyby of…

2 years ago

There It Is! Philae Lander Found

The search is over, and looking at these images, no wonder it was so hard to find the little Philae…

4 years ago

Goodbye Forever Philae; We Hardly Knew Ye

You can’t say they didn’t try, but the news is sad nonetheless. ESA announced the mission for the Philae lander…

4 years ago

Spectacular Celestial Fireworks Commemorate Perihelion Passage of Rosetta’s Comet

Sequence of OSIRIS narrow-angle camera images from 12 August 2015, just a few hours before the comet reached perihelion. Credits:…

5 years ago

Rosetta Orbiter Approved for Extended Mission and Bold Comet Landing

Rosetta will attempt comet landing This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken on 15 June…

5 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 -…

5 years ago

This Comparison of Comet 67/P With Other Solar System Bodies Will Blow Your Mind

There’s darkness out there in the cold corners of the solar system. And we’re not talking about a Lovecraftian darkness,…

5 years ago