Comet

October 24, 2018

Asteroid or Comet? Weird Blue Space Rock ‘Phaethon’ Gets a Close-Up

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A bizarre, blue asteroid that acts like a comet and appears to be responsible for the annual Geminid meteor shower made a close flyby of […]
August 4, 2016

Farewell Philae: Lander tweets its heartbreaking goodbyes

The Electrical Support System Processor Unit on Rosetta is being switched off After almost two years of extreme highs and devastating lows, the Philae lander has bid its […]
July 1, 2016

So, You’re Still Interested In Astronomy? New Moon Rising?

Hello again. Last time out, we looked at 10 factors conducive to life, and in doing so, found out why Earth is so special. We also […]
February 12, 2016

Ground control bids farewell to Philae comet lander

Ground controllers say it is time to give up hope of ever hearing again from the comet lander Philae. The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission dropped […]
January 25, 2016

Goodbye, Philae

Philae, the European Space Agency’s comet lander, made history and melted hearts when it touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as part of the Rosetta mission in […]
January 13, 2016

European Space Agency’s comet lander fails to communicate, running out of time

The clock is running out on a spacecraft that made history by landing on a comet in November 2014. The Philae lander was part of the […]
July 21, 2015

Philae comet lander falls silent

The Philae comet lander has fallen silent, according to scientists working on the European Rosetta mission. The fridge-sized spacecraft, which landed on Comet 67P in November, […]
July 6, 2015

So, You're Still Interested in Astronomy: The Moons of Neptune.

So – You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? Hello again. Last time, we looked at the incredible moons of Uranus. As promised, this time around we’ll take […]
June 15, 2015

Comet robot Philae phones home again

Europe‘s comet lander has again been in touch with Earth. The Philae probe made three short contacts of about 10 seconds each at roughly 2130 GMT […]