[tweet https://twitter.com/ESA_Rosetta/status/616501848183296000] ESA’s Rosetta mission is again teaching us about what happens on comets! The latest science was published in Nature this week, and shows that pits on a comets surface are generated by sinkholes that eject jets of material! Super cool!! [tweet https://twitter.com/ESA_Rosetta/status/616291712152039425] Advertisements
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!
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
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!!
Photo: ESA Today I posted that the European Space Agency’s landing of Philae on Comet 67P made science history. But, I was wrong. The Philae Lander and Rosetta Spacecraft Mission has made history for HUMANKIND!!! The … Continue reading
[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
The Philae lander of the ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft will be landing on a comet tomorrow!! You can watch live here! [tweet https://twitter.com/ESA_Rosetta/status/532129284035739648] Here is a nice post about how magnetic fields will be used to monitor the descent of Philae onto … Continue reading
The ESA spacecraft Rosetta has been orbiting a Comet, making science fiction a science reality. The Rosetta spacecraft has been analyzing the comet, including the recent discovery that comets probably smell awful. Check out the ESA website for Rosetta, which will … Continue reading