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How Long do Good Landing Sites Last on Comets?

Sometimes, space probes that have long since ceased sending back data can still usher in new discoveries. That was the…

5 months ago

Rosetta’s Philae Lander Was Alive on the Surface of 67P for 63 Hours, Trying to Communicate

In August 2014, the ESA's Rosetta spacecraft arrived at its destination, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, after a 10 year journey. Rosetta carried…

2 years ago

Carnival of Space #468-469

Welcome, come in to the 468th and 469th Carnival of Space - we combined these two since it's summer break…

7 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Feb. 19, 2016: Rebecca Roth

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Rebecca Roth, Imaging Coordinator & Social Media Specialist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center;…

7 years ago

Rosetta’s Philae Lander in Permanent Sleep

ESA's Philae lander, the first spacecraft to successfully soft-land on the surface of a comet and former piggyback partner to Rosetta,…

7 years ago

Why is it Tough to Land on a Comet?

Why is landing on a comet so difficult and what does this tell us about future missions to comets and…

7 years ago

T-Minus 12 Days to Perihelion, Rosetta’s Comet Up Close and in 3D

With just 12 days before Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reaches perihelion, we get a look at recent images and results released by the…

7 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – June 26, 2015: Paul Sutter, CCAPP Visiting Fellow

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: This week we welcome Paul Sutter, the CCAPP Visiting Fellow who works on the…

8 years ago

Philae Wakes Up, Makes Contact!

Fantastic news! Philae's alive and kicking. The lander "spoke" with its team on ground via Rosetta for 85 seconds — its first…

8 years ago

Have We Found Rosetta’s Lost Philae Lander?

It's only a bright dot in a landscape of crenulated rocks, but the Rosetta team thinks it might be Philae, the…

8 years ago