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Comet 67p

Rosetta Spacecraft Crash Lands On Comet, Bringing Historical Mission To An End

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 09.30.2016 | Science

BERLIN, Sept 30 (Reuters) - The Rosetta spacecraft ended its historic mission on Friday, crashing on the surface of the dusty, icy comet it has spent ...

Comet Probe Shoots Down Popular Theory About Earth's Water

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Science

Where did the Earth get its water? For years some scientists have argued that it was brought here by water-bearing comets that smashed into our planet...

Philae Lander Starts Drilling Into Comet's Surface

AP/HuffPost | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.14.2014 | Science

Now that it's safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the European Space Agency's Philae lander is getting to work. The lander ...

How To Watch Historic Comet Landing

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.11.2014 | Science

The countdown is on for the European Space Agency's historic bid to land on a comet. The agency's Rosetta spacecraft is set to place its Philae rob...

Landing Site Selected For Historic Comet Mission

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Science

Now we know. The European Space Agency has picked the landing site on the comet that is the target of its historic Rosetta mission, the agency ann...

A Comet's Tale!

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 11.05.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

It will be fun to see what turns up in the Rosetta and Philae images and data from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko! Astronomy is always full of surprises when you see something at high resolution for the first time.

PHOTO: Here's What That Celebrated Comet Would Look Like In L.A.

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.20.2014 | Science

Just how big is a comet? It all depends on your perspective. When compared to vast structures like the Milky Way, which is about 100,000 light-year...

LOOK: Rosetta Spies Something Strange On Comet 67P

Space.com | Tariq Malik | Posted 08.07.2014 | Science

If you're a fan of the "Face on Mars," then you might just have a new best friend. A new photo from Europe's Rosetta spacecraft has captured what appe...

Comet Chaser To Attempt Historic Rendezvous This Week

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 08.04.2014 | Science

After a 10-year, 4-billion-mile journey through deep space, a European probe will finally arrive at its comet destination this week. The European Spa...