October 15, 2018

What’s the difference between a comet and an asteroid?

They both orbit the sun, but they’re very different. In our solar system, there are a lot of things that circle, or orbit, around our Sun. […]
October 15, 2014

Spacecraft releases jaw-dropping comet ‘selfie’

The European Space Agency has just released this stunning self-portrait of the Rosetta spacecraft, taken less than ten miles from the surface of Comet 67P/C-G, which […]
September 28, 2014

Rosetta: Date fixed for historic comet landing attempt

The date has been fixed for Europe’s daring attempt to land on a comet: Wednesday 12 November. It will see the Rosetta satellite, which is currently orbiting […]
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 […]
August 8, 2014

What’s Ahead for Rosetta – ‘Finding a Landing Strip’ on Bizarre Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Following the flawless and history making arrival of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft at its long sought destination of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Wednesday, Aug. […]
August 6, 2014

Rosetta Mission Reaches Comet in First for Space Travel

After journeying for a decade and about 6.4 billion kilometers through the solar system, the Rosetta spacecraft on Wednesday became the first in history to rendezvous […]
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. […]