The pits on comets are likely made by sinkholes ejecting material!! New #science from @ESA_Rosetta!!!

[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

@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

@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

Let’s celebrate the women of @ESA_Rosetta!! – much more important than ‘who’s his face’ and #shirtgate

         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

Tomorrow a spacecraft will land on a comet! Links to livestream, info, and cartoon video! @ESA_Rosetta

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

@ESA_Rosetta Spacecraft is making science fiction, science reality!

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