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Mar 10, 2014 05:35 PM ET // Jason Major
Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft has resumed its decade-long journey to meet up with the inbound comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which recently re-emerged from behind the sun. Continue reading →
Feb 18, 2014 01:38 PM ET // Mark Thompson
Europe's Rosetta comet-chasing mission is a triumph in engineering, but none of it would have been possible without an intimate knowledge of Kepler's laws of planetary motion.
Jan 20, 2014 03:24 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft ended a nearly three-year hibernation on Monday to prepare for an unprecedented mission to orbit a comet and dispatch a lander to the surface. Continue reading →
Jan 19, 2014 07:34 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Europe’s Rosetta comet probe is due to end 31 months of deep space slumber with a wake-up call at 5 a.m. EST on Monday.
Dec 26, 2013 11:21 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft is due to receive a wake-up call in January, ending its hibernation in preparation for an unprecedented mission to not only put itself into orbit around a comet, but also send a lander to the comet’s body.
Jul 12, 2010 08:43 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Europe's comet-bound Rosetta spacecraft did a little sight-seeing over the weekend, snapping pictures of an asteroid known as Lutetia, located in the Main Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Jan 15, 2010 11:12 AM ET // Irene Klotz
During its recent flyby of Earth, Europe's Rosetta comet probe gave its ultraviolet spectrograph a bit of a workout. The NASA-funded instrument, named ALICE, got a test run by targeting Earth. Rosetta is on track to rendezvous with comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014. The probe made its third ...