The European Space Agency lost communication with the Schiaparelli lander soon after it entered the Martian atmosphere on Wednesday. On Friday, mission scientists revealed its fate.
By Alison Thoet
The Rosetta spacecraft ended its historic, 12-year cruise through the cosmos on Friday after two years of orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenk…
By Nsikan Akpan
Philae, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) comet lander, has sent its final tweet.
By Leigh Anne Tiffany
The European Space Agency might land the Rosetta spacecraft on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
By Nsikan Akpan
By Jasmine Wright and Margaret Myers
The world’s first space telescope celebrates a quarter century this week. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit aboard the space shuttle Discovery 25 years ago Friday, on April 24, 1990.
By Margaret Myers
The European Space Agency captured the “song” of the comet that was soaring through space at 36,000 mph. ESA detected the sound using several instruments aboard the Rosetta spacecraft, which was speeding alongside the comet.
By PBS NewsHour
The European Space Agency successfully landed a spacecraft the size of a washing machine on a moving comet -- a historic first for space exploration. Tom Clarke of Independent Television News reports on the Philae lander’s amazing touchdown.
After months of orbiting its target, the Rosetta spacecraft is finally ready to fulfill its mission: landing a probe on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
By Jenny Marder
Earlier this month, after a 10-year, 4-billion-mile journey, the Rosetta spacecraft entered orbit around the rubber-duck-shaped Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Now it must land. This is no helicopter landing. Imagine grabbing a mosquito by the wings. Except the mosquito is in New…
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