European Space Agency scientists have released what it sounded like when Philae made its first touchdown on the dusty surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
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 Rosetta's Philae lander descended and touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's surface, it quickly started sending back stunning photos of its adventure.
Although the lander's anchoring harpoon system failed to fire, the shock-absorbing lander legs may have saved Philae from floating away from the comet's surface. Continue reading â†’
As if to celebrate tomorrow's landing of Philae on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the European Rosetta mission has detected a mysterious signal coming from the 2.5 mile-wide lump of ice and rock. Continue reading â†’
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