In November 2014, the plucky lander Philae touched down on a comet, making headlines worldwide. A hard landing drastically shortened its lifespan, but scientists still gleaned a ton of new information about comets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to 2016, space fans! With a new rover scheduled to land on Mars, a probe launching toward an asteroid, new info on Jupiter, and the Rosetta probe smashing into a comet on purpose, there's much to look forward to.
Astronomers say giant comets dubbed centaurs argue for an expansion of the list of potential hazards to our home planet.
To celebrate the New Year, Comet Catalina will put on a show that will kick 2016 off in astronomical style!
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