The ESA Rosetta mission to land a spacecraft on a comet has moved into new territory, as the Philae Lander on the comet has woken up after months of having no power! Previous posts on the ESA Rosetta mission here!
Explainer: what Philae did in its 60 hours on Comet 67P By Mark Lorch, University of Hull The drama of Philae’s slow fall, bounce and unfortunate slide into hibernation was one of the most thrilling science stories of a generation. … Continue reading
Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA The ESA has posted images of Philae’s landing and bouncing on Comet 67P! These incredible images show the breathtaking journey of Rosetta’s Philae lander as it approached and then rebounded from its first touchdown on … Continue reading
GO AND WATCH THIS xkcd cartoon flip book from yesterday’s comet landing! NOW!! It is informative, adorable, cute, hilarious, exciting, and more!!
Congrats to the European Space Agency, the Rosetta Spacecraft and Philae lander for making science and space history!!! [tweet https://twitter.com/Philae2014/status/532564514051735552] [tweet https://twitter.com/ESA_Rosetta/status/532565558051749888]
[tweet https://twitter.com/ESA_Rosetta/status/532547063607984128] More info here! and here!
The Philae Lander is now detached from the Rosetta spacecraft and is on its way to land on comet #67P. Live coverage by ESA here!!! This is a space sci-fi movie come to life!! As you can see below, @ESA_Rosetta and … Continue reading
Demonstrating Rosetta’s Philae lander on the Space Station ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst performs a demonstration of how ESA’s Rosetta mission will attempt to put a lander, called ‘Philae’ on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Alexander narrates the story of the … Continue reading
[tweet https://twitter.com/esa/status/511445548021579777] The European Space Agency has announced the landing site for the Rosetta spacecraft lander Philae on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. That’s right… a spacecraft is going to land on a comet… boom! The site, site J, was picked from a number of … Continue reading
Science has a special issue this week with the first published data from the ESA Rosetta mission! Check out the introduction to the special issue with a great synopsis of the papers and the Rosetta mission science completed thus far. The … Continue reading