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“Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko”

Feb 3, 2016 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Gravity measurements taken by the orbiting Rosetta spacecraft show the body of comet 67 P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is about 75 percent dust and 25 percent ice all the way through.
Jan 26, 2016 01:12 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
On a January morning 10 years ago, tiny pieces of a comet landed on Earth inside of a spacecraft -- and these samples are still teaching us new things about the origins and evolution of our solar system.
Jan 13, 2016 02:45 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A European spacecraft has spotted water ice on the surface of a comet, shedding new light on the formation and evolution of the icy object.
Jan 8, 2016 01:19 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The odds aren’t great. Engineers don’t even know if Philae still has a working receiver and the probe could be covered in dust.
Nov 24, 2015 02:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
An infrared NASA space telescope has been keeping tabs on dozens of comets and has revealed huge quantities of carbon monoxide and dioxide being vented into interplanetary space.
Oct 30, 2015 05:32 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Europe's Rosetta mission has found that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is spewing molecular oxygen into space -- why would this be a bad thing for the hunt for extraterrestrial life?
Oct 28, 2015 01:45 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The comet being studied by Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft contains molecular oxygen, a surprising discovery that will force scientists to rethink details of how the solar system formed.
Sep 28, 2015 10:40 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have solved the mystery of why the comet being studied by Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft is shaped like a rubber duck -- it started off as two separate comets.
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