September 9, 2014

European Space Agency close to finding landing site for Rosetta spacecraft

The European Space Agency is gearing up to land its lander which goes by the name Philae, on a comet come Nov. 11. The lander is […]
August 22, 2014

Rosetta Moving Closer to Comet 67P Hunting for Philae Landing Site

“The race is on” to find a safe and scientifically interesting landing site for the Philae lander piggybacked on ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft as it swoops in ever closer […]
January 21, 2014

Spacecraft wakes, calls home

Waking up after almost three years of hibernation, a comet-chasing spacecraft sent its first signal back to Earth on Monday, prompting cheers from scientists who hope […]
May 28, 2013

Moonrise from Space

In March 2004, the European Space Agency launched the Rosetta probe on its way to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. It’s still on its way there—space is big. […]