Mark Lorch explains the science that @Philae2014 performed on comet 67P @ConversationUK

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

@Philae2014 lander bounced a long way on Comet 67P – ESA images of bounce! @ESA_Rosetta

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

Video filmed on the International Space Station demonstrates how the Philae spacecraft will land on a comet!

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

The European Space Agency has announced the comet landing site for Rosetta lander Philae!

[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

@ScienceMagazine publishes the first #science reports from @ESA_Rosetta Mission about Comet 67P!!!

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