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Philae comet lander News

First discoveries from Philae comet lander released

The first wave of data from comet lander Philae came out on Thursday, revealing a trove of new information about the comet's composition.

Philae comet possible home to alien life is false say scientists

The Guardian reported that scientists believed that comet 67p could be inhabited by alien life. Scientists involved with the Rosetta mission shot down the claims and the Guardian reversed its position, writing that there is no life on the comet.

The biggest gamble in the history of space: Landing on a comet

Final preparations are being made for what is described as one of the biggest gambles in space history, coming up on Wednesday, November 12. After over 20 years of work, the goal of landing a probe, Philae, on a comet may soon be realized.

ESA selects name for landing site on 'smelly' comet

Berne - The projected landing site where the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta comet lander is due to make comet-fall next week now has a name.

ESA's Rosetta probe enters orbit at Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet

Paris - The European Space Agency’s (ESA) comet-chaser mission, already 10 years in transit, has rendezvoused with its target the 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko comet. The ESA Rosetta probe enters orbit around the comet today, Wednesday.
 

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Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko   Chury   from a distance of 26.3km taken Sept. 26  2014. The picture sh...
Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, "Chury," from a distance of 26.3km taken Sept. 26, 2014. The picture shows a strong outgassing area at the "neck" of the comet.
ESA / Rosetta / NAVCAM
Rosetta spacecraft s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera obtained this close-up detail of a smooth region on ...
Rosetta spacecraft's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera obtained this close-up detail of a smooth region on the "base" of the "body" section of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on August 6, 2014.
Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team
This well-lit image was acquired by Philae’s CIVA camera 4 at the final landing site Abydos  on th...
This well-lit image was acquired by Philae’s CIVA camera 4 at the final landing site Abydos, on the small lobe of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, on 13 November 2014. The image shows one of the CONSERT antennas in the foreground, which seems to be in contact with the nucleus. The dimensions of the antenna, 5 mm in diameter and 693 mm long, help to provide a scale to the image. The pebble-like features, blocks and cliffs observed in the CIVA images corresponds to what has been seen at larger
ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA
The other side of the comet imaged on August 3rd  2014 from a distance of 285 kilometers.
The other side of the comet imaged on August 3rd, 2014 from a distance of 285 kilometers.
ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team
Artist s concept of the Rosetta mission s Philae lander on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasi...
Artist's concept of the Rosetta mission's Philae lander on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
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