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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:…

6 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…

6 years ago

Dramatic Outburst at Rosetta’s Comet Just Days Before Perihelion

A comet on a comet? That's what it looks like, but you're witnessing the most dramatic outburst ever recorded at 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by the…

6 years ago

Rosetta’s Comet Sparkles with Ice, Blows Dust From Sinkholes

Comet 67P/C-G may be tiny at just 2.5 miles (4 km) across, but its diverse landscapes and the processes that shape…

7 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…

7 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…

7 years ago

Rosetta’s Comet Keeps On Jetting Even After the Sun Goes Down

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko certainly isn't a comet that dreads sundown. Images acquired by the OSIRIS instrument aboard ESA's Rosetta spacecraft in April 2015…

7 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – June 5, 2015: Stephen Fowler, Creative Director at InfoAge

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: This week we welcome Stephen Fowler, who is the Creative Director at InfoAge, the…

7 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

How Long Will Our Spacecraft Survive?

There are many hazards out there, eager to disrupt and dismantle the mighty machines we send out into space. How…

7 years ago