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Sep 28, 2015 10:40 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have solved the mystery of why the comet being studied by Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft is shaped like a rubber duck -- it started off as two separate comets.
Sep 23, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have discovered an unexpectedly regular cycle of ice formation and depletion on the surface of a comet, a pattern tied to an orbital dance of shadow and sunlight.
Aug 12, 2015 05:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
On Aug. 13, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko will reach perihelion, and with it the orbiting European Rosetta mission. Here's a brief rundown of Rosetta's observations of the icy body in the run-up to its day in the sun.
Aug 11, 2015 03:07 PM ET // Jason Major
On July 29, with ESA's Rosetta spacecraft in orbital tow, the 2.5-mile-long Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko fired its brightest jet yet since Rosetta's arrival just over a full year ago.
Jul 30, 2015 04:38 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko approaches perihelion, the sun is heating up its nucleus and the solar wind is causing its tail to evolve. And the Rosetta mission has a ringside seat.
Jul 6, 2015 10:02 AM ET // AFP
Astronomers proposed a novel explanation for the strange appearance of the comet carrying Europe's robot probe: microscopic aliens.
Jul 1, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have found gigantic sinkholes more than 200 yards (183 meters) in diameter -- twice the length of a football field -- and just about as deep breaking the surface of the comet being studied by the orbiting Rosetta spacecraft.
Jun 22, 2015 06:43 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Ground control teams overseeing Europe’s Philae comet lander begin the week with some good news: The intrepid robot is back talking to the orbiting Rosetta spacecraft.
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