Rosetta Spacecraft Encounter With Comet Not First Choice of ESA Scientists

Rosetta Spacecraft Encounter With  Comet Not First Choice of ESA Scientists

After a ten-year-long journey, the Rosetta spacecraft has now traveled to within 145 miles of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which was not the first choice of comets for the spacecraft to eventually encounter. The Rosetta spacecraft has journeyed approximately 4 billion miles to get a closer look at the comet and for the Philae probe aboard […]

Philae Lander Reawakens From Slumber to Join Rosetta

Philae Lander Reawakens From Slumber to Join Rosetta

Reawakened after three long years in a deep space slumber, Europe’s Philae lander has began the newest phase in its mission to land on the surface of a comet later this year. The Philae lander is being transported on the back of the Rosetta satellite, to save fuel. The Rosetta satellite was re-activated just this […]