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Apr 7, 2016 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The chemicals necessary for the formation of life have been detected in lab-grown comet ice -- a discovery that could have huge implications for discovering how life as we know it was spawned.
Feb 12, 2016 12:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The European Space Agency is giving up on trying to contact the lost Philae comet lander, which had an unexpectedly rough touchdown after its release 16 months ago from the orbiting Rosetta mothership.
Feb 3, 2016 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
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.
Jan 26, 2016 01:12 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
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.
Jan 13, 2016 02:45 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
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.
Jan 5, 2016 11:14 AM ET
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.
Oct 28, 2015 01:45 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The comet being studied by Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft contains molecular oxygen, a surprising discovery that will force scientists to rethink details of how the solar system formed.
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.
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