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Jul 30, 2015 04:38 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko approaches perihelion, the sun is heating up its nucleus and the solar wind is causing its tail to evolve. And the Rosetta mission has a ringside seat.
Jul 1, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have found gigantic sinkholes more than 200 yards (183 meters) in diameter -- twice the length of a football field -- and just about as deep breaking the surface of the comet being studied by the orbiting Rosetta spacecraft.
Jun 22, 2015 06:43 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Ground control teams overseeing Europe’s Philae comet lander begin the week with some good news: The intrepid robot is back talking to the orbiting Rosetta spacecraft.
Jun 17, 2015 12:15 PM ET // Irene Klotz
After a 7-month hiatus, the revived European comet lander is nearly ready to resume work, expanding on our scientific understanding of the solar system.
Jun 12, 2015 01:55 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Could this bright glinting object on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's surface be Europe's lost comet lander?
May 11, 2015 06:00 AM ET // AFP
Europe launched a new bid Friday to communicate with its comet lander Philae, hurtling towards the sun some 360 million kilometers (224 million miles) from Earth.
Apr 20, 2015 08:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
On March 12, Rosetta was imaging Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from a distance of 75 kilometers (46 miles) and by pure chance it spotted an eruption of dusty material from the shaded nucleus. Continue reading →
Apr 3, 2015 03:48 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As the European Rosetta spacecraft continues to explore Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it gradually gets closer to the sun, it's having to deal with some very inclement orbital weather.
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