European Space Agency Locates Philae Comet Lander

European Space Agency Locates Philae Comet Lander

After hours of painstaking scouring, the European Space Agency located the Philae comet lander in its first publicly released photos. The pixelated black and white images illustrate a pockmarked landscape with a tiny white dot analysts believe is the comet probe. Gabriele Bellei, flight dynamics specialist, located the trail of dust and the comet’s shadow […]

European Space Agency Reveals Landing Site for Rosetta Comet Lander Philae

European Space Agency Reveals Landing Site for Rosetta Comet Lander Philae

The European Space Agency, ESA, has announced the “perfect” landing site for the Rosetta Mission’s “Philae” lander, on the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The lander will attempt to touchdown on the comet in an area of the comet known as “Site J.” The unmanned space probe Rosetta is scheduled to discharge the landing vehicle at 12:35 AM […]

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 […]

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