Artist’s impression of Rosetta at comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (objects not to scale). Image Credit: ESA/ATG Medialab
Months after reawakening from a record-setting slumber, NASA has announced that three of its instruments aboard Rosetta, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) comet-hunting spacecraft, have started sending data back to Earth. Rosetta is primed to become the first spacecraft [...]
From the European Space Agency (ESA): “Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko seen towards the constellation of Ophiuchus (note that from the vantage point of Earth, both the comet and Rosetta are presently in Sagittarius), with the globular cluster M107 also clearly visible in the field of view. The image was taken on 30 April 2014 by the [...]
From the European Space Agency: “Artist’s impression of Philae descending to the surface of comet 67P/CG.” Image Credit: ESA/ATG medialab
The European Space Agency (ESA) announced that a crucial part of its long-slumbering Rosetta spacecraft—its Philae lander—was successfully reactivated Friday, March 28. This comes over two months after the spacecraft as a whole was [...]
Rosetta and its Philae landing craft will arrive at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014. Yesterday’s successful restoration of communications with the spacecraft is the first critical step on our exciting journey to orbit and land on a comet for the first time in human history. Image Credit: ESA
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Rosetta and its Philae landing craft will arrive at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014. On Monday, 20 January, the craft is due to be revived from its 2.5-year deep-space hibernation. Image Credit: ESA
According to the Brothers Grimm, Sleeping Beauty was condemned to sleep for 100 years, but the European Space Agency (ESA) will act [...]
Comet ISON, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in April. The comet was near Jupiter’s orbit at the time. Photo Credit: NASA
This Tuesday, Oct. 1, NASA will again attempt to do something that has never been done before: photograph a comet from another world. Various spacecraft on the surface and in orbit around [...]
An artist’s concept of the Deep Impact spacecraft flying past a comet. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/UMD/Pat Rawlings
Nine years ago NASA launched a spacecraft to do something that had never been done at any point in recorded history: to visit a comet and punch a hole in its face to investigate the surface and interior composition [...]
The Deep Impact spacecraft, depicted here in flight, is feared lost after a period of no communication since Aug. 8. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.
NASA announced Tuesday, Sept. 10 that ground controllers have lost contact with its flagship comet-hunting probe Deep Impact, which is part of the Discovery Program managed at Marshall Space Flight Center [...]
An artist’s concept shows the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) orbiting Earth. WISE is slated to be reactivated in September in a quest to discover more near-Earth objects (NEOs). Image Credit: NASA.
NASA announced that the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) spacecraft, which had been deactivated in 2011, is slated to make a comeback [...]
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems/Texas A&M Univ
PASADENA, Calif — The larger of the two moons of Mars, Phobos, passes directly in front of the other, Deimos, in a new series of sky-watching images from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity.