An international team working on an unprecedented mission to orbit and land on a comet will attempt a touchdown on the smaller of the comet’s two lobes, a site tentatively named 'J', Rosetta scientists announced on Monday.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a more impressive selfie than this. Continue reading →
As comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko makes its inner solar system tour, ground-based observatories are beginning to get a detailed look. Continue reading →
The red planet will soon experience the great relief of having a half-mile wide lump of icy rock just miss it on a flyby. DNews Space Producer Dr. Ian O'Neill explains just how lucky our ruddy, rocky Milky Way buddy will be.
Thanks to a massive effort by 30,716 volunteers, scientists have pinpointed what appear to be seven precious specks of dust from outside the solar system, each bearing unique stories of exploded stars, cold interstellar clouds and other past cosmic lives.
As the European comet-chasing spacecraft gets closer to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, some stunning imagery is being returned. Continue reading →
Unfortunately, this year, there is a major obstacle that will likely interrupt your shooting star viewing pleasure: the moon. Continue reading →
On Aug. 6, 2014, the European Rosetta spacecraft arrived in orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, capturing some breathtaking views of the pristine cometary landscape.
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