ROSINA spectral measurements bring comet's chemistry to life

Launched March 2004 and following a 10-year journey across the solar system, the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe made history in 2014. It became the first spacecraft to orbit the nucleus of a comet—a frozen remnant ...

Crashing comets may explain mysterious lunar swirls

Brown University researchers have produced new evidence that lunar swirls—wispy bright regions scattered on the moon's surface—were created by several comet collisions over the last 100 million years.

A timeline of deep-space comet encounters

12th November 2014. That is the date in which Rosetta, led by the European Space Agency, will release its lander Philae to touchdown on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in outer space.

Looking back at the Jupiter crash 20 years later

( —Twenty years ago, human and robotic eyes observed the first recorded impact between cosmic bodies in the solar system, as fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 slammed into the atmosphere of Jupiter.

Rosetta comet comes alive

A spacecraft from Earth is about to do something no spacecraft has ever done before: orbit a comet and land on its surface.

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