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.
As comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko makes its inner solar system tour, ground-based observatories are beginning to get a detailed look. Continue reading →
A spacecraft chasing a comet in deep space has found that its target is surprisingly dark in color.
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.
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.
With the arrival of the Rosetta spacecraft to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, here's a look back at 7 close encounters of 6 comets by 5 spacecraft.
After a 10-year, 4-billion-mile journey through deep space, a European probe will finally arrive at its comet destination this week.
In this detailed view of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a lumpy terrain is slowly being resolved showing some surprises along the way. Continue reading →
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