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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.
Sep 4, 2015 12:45 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Scientists are developing a novel space robot that can take up the challenge of hopping and rolling over microgravity terrain while doing valuable science.
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.
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