Video: Watch What's It's Like to Fly Past a Comet in Space—Up Close and Personal

Four years ago, the ESA's Rosetta mission sent the Rosetta spacecraft on a flyby mission to Comet 67p.   It took some breathtaking...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 12:58PM

Researchers Discover that Rosetta's Comet 67P Has Its Own Weather System

It may only be roughly the size of the first Death Star from Star Wars, but Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has just been found to...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 25 September 2015 - 4:10AM

Philae Gets Lost in Space, Falls Silent Once Again

After a long and suspenseful saga, Philae has fallen silent once again. The lander, which touched down on a comet at November 12 of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 20 July 2015 - 1:38PM

ESA Extends Rosetta Comet Mission Until September 2016

The study of Philae's comet will continue for an additional nine months.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 - 2:59PM

Philae Lander Wakes Up, Sends Back Greetings from a Comet

In November 2014, Philae became the first manmade spacecraft to land on a comet, but sadly shut down prematurely after a few mishaps....

Janey Tracey
Monday, 15 June 2015 - 9:50AM

ESA May Have Finally Found Long-Lost Philae Lander

After getting lost in space back in November, the plucky Philae lander may have finally been found.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 12 June 2015 - 10:34AM

ESA's Rosetta Releases New Photos of Comet Surface and Philae Landing

More than six months after Philae's historic landing, Rosetta sends back pictures of the comet's surface landscape and faraway...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 - 10:43AM

Philae Team Will Attempt to Contact Lost Lander on March 12

We sadly lost contact with Rosetta's Philae lander late last year, shortly after it became the first spacecraft to land directly onto...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 5:00PM

Rosetta's Philae Lander May Wake Up Next Year

After Rosetta's lander Philae went to sleep after just a couple of days on the comet's surface, scientists knew there was a chance...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 - 4:32PM

Rosetta Data Tells Us Earth's Water Likely Didn't Come from Comets

Scientists have long thought that a bombardment of comets billions of years ago may have originally brought water to Earth. Now, data...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 - 2:42PM

Listen to Rosetta's Philae Lander Clunk Down on a Comet for the First Time

Trusty (but not particularly graceful) Philae managed to send back a recording of its historic landing on a comet before it went into...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 11:47AM

Philae Finds Evidence of Organic Molecules on the Surface of a Comet

Did comets plant the seeds for life on Earth? Early analysis of the data from Rosetta's Philae probe provided evidence for the theory...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 - 2:07PM

Will Rosetta Be the First Robot to Win the Pulitzer Prize for Photojournalism?

Some AI programmers claim that robots will win the print journalism Pulitzer by 2016, but will the photojournalism category be won by...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 - 10:32AM

Philae Lander Goes to Sleep, Possibly Forever

After a groundbreaking 10-year mission, Rosetta's Philae Lander has powered down, possibly for good. Philae was the first spacecraft...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 17 November 2014 - 9:49AM

Time Is Running Out for Lost Philae Lander

Rosetta's Philae lander touched down on a comet for the first time on Wednesday to collective cheers around the world. While the...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 14 November 2014 - 10:28AM

XKCD Live-Cartoons the Philae Comet Landing and Creates Amazing 142-Frame Animation

Webcomic XKCD live-sketched the Philae comet landing yesterday, and the results are amazing. They've essentially created an Apollo...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 13 November 2014 - 11:12AM

Rosetta's Philae Lander Sends Back the First Picture of the Surface of a Comet

Yesterday, Rosetta's Philae lander made history when it became the first spacecraft to touch down directly on a comet. There were some...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 13 November 2014 - 10:41AM

Rosetta's Philae Lander Is the First Spacecraft to Land on a Comet

Raucous cheers broke out at the European Space Agency when they received confirmation at 11:03 am that the Rosetta Philae lander...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 - 11:06AM

Watch the Rosetta Space Probe's Historical Comet Landing Live

Today, the Rosetta Philae lander is set to land on a comet for the first time ever. If the mission is a success, then scientists from...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 - 9:42AM

Stunning Rosetta Images Reveal Sand Dunes on Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko

It's a large icy lump of rock that has spent millions of years hurtling through the vacuum of space, so you can imagine the surprise...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 10:43AM