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A close-up with a comet

Even as Tom Economou approached retirement age in 1994, he began planning an instrument for the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission to a comet. He still remembers the reaction of Riccardo Levi-Setti, then director of ...

dateNov 11, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Rosetta: What happens next?

A University of Leicester planetary scientist has hailed the European Space Agency's mission to land a probe on a fast-moving comet as a success despite issues with the landing.

dateNov 14, 2014 in Space Exploration
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