The Philae comet-lander has found traces of organic molecules on the surface of the comet 67P.
Two days after its historic touchdown on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the Rosetta mission's Philae lander is rushing to complete its core science goals before its batteries run flat. Continue reading â†’
The deep sleep was inevitable, Rosetta's lander has slipped into hibernation after running its batteries dry. Continue reading â†’
As the Philae lander was moments from making its (first) historic touchdown, the Rosetta spacecraft was overhead with its navigation camera (NAVCAM) trained on the exact spot where Philae was predicted to land. Continue reading â†’
After Wednesday's dramatic landing, the Rosetta mission's small robotic lander Philae has started to explore its surroundings -- but there's a problem looming for the plucky little robot. Continue reading â†’
As gobsmackingly cool as it is to land on a comet AT ALL, the Rosetta craft's journey just to catch up to the flying rock was mind boggling in its own right. Trace explains the dizzying physics and helpful assist from gravity that made it possible.
If all goes well, Earth will receive a signal at about 11 a.m. EST saying Philae has landed.
Success! Europe's Philae lander has descended from Rosetta and successfully touched down on a comet for the first time in history. Continue reading â†’
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