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  • Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko final approach
    Comet 67P explodes convention
    In November of 2014, the European Space Agency achieved a milestone in planetary science. They successfully landed a craft of man on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. That alone set the world buzzing, as well it might. The landing...
  • 'Dinosaur eggs' on Comet 67P
    'Dinosaur eggs' on Comet 67P
    No, the European Space Agency's Philae lander did not find literal dinosaur eggs on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The experts at the imaging team for Philae's high-resolution OSIRIS camera gave that name to what they did find. These...
  • Comet Lovejoy January 2015
    Got binoculars find a comet
    January 2015 provides all of us with a belated Christmas gift, Comet Lovejoy. Like most comets Lovejoy is a bit elusive, but not as difficult to find as most. Amateur astronomers around the world have been observing the comet with modest equipment...
  • Comet: UFO conspiracy suggest 67P contains alien life
    Rumors gaining steam: Rosetta lander hacked by aliens, comet a UFO
    It began as rumors and the typical chatter that accompanies anything NASA does or fails to do. The latestconspiracy theoryclaims a cover up is underway: the United States and the European Space Agency (ESA) are hiding the fact that Comet 67P is a...
  • ESA probe makes historical landing on comet
    ESA probe makes historical landing on comet
    On Nov. 12, the European Space Agency announced that its Rosetta spacecraft's Philae lander has touched down on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The signal confirming the successful touchdown arrived on Earth at 16:03 GMT ...
  • Comet Siding Spring
    Three Mars orbiters observe comet Siding Spring's effects on Martian atmosphere
    For the first time ever, the effects of a comet making a close flyby of Mars have been observed by spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet. The results of this event was announced at a media teleconference held on Friday, Nov. 7. As comet Siding Spring...
  • Comets around Beta Pictoris
    Astronomers observe nearly 500 exocomets around nearby star
    Comets have been in the news a lot recently, with the ongoing investigation of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by the Rosetta spacecraft and the close flyby of Mars by comet Siding Spring this past week. But there is also another comet discovery ...
  • Comet 67P UFO
    Rosetta comet radio signals and UFO claims spark controversy
    The Huffington Post today attempted to debunk claims that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is transmitting radio signals and may in fact be an ancient spaceship. Post writer Michael Rundle picked up on an earlier September 29 story released on the...
  • Rosetta landing site
    Landing site selected for first-ever attempt to land on a comet
    A landing site has now been chosen for the Rosetta spacecraft’s lander, Philae, on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, it was announced last Monday,After several candidate landing sites had been considered, site J has now been selected...
  • A scientist examines the Stardust spacecraft's Aerogel collector
    Researchers find possible interstellar particles returned by Stardust spacecraft
    A team of researchers including scientists from UC Berkeley and NASA Ames Research Center announced on Thursday that seven microscopic interstellar dust particles have been discovered among samples collected by NASA's Stardust spacecraft....
  • Tsunami debris ridges - South Atlantic
    Evidence of a massive tsunami on South Atlantic Coast
    These geological formations suggest that a wall of water, at least 100 feet high, swept into the interior of Georgia. It was at least 70 feet high in northeast Florida. The catastrophic wave could have been much higher. Residents of the South...
  • ESA's Rosetta probe activated, sends pictures
    ESA's Rosetta probe activated, sends pictures
    On March 27, the European Space Agency announced that its Rosetta spacecraft has taken its first pictures of its destination since being activated from deep-space hibernation on Jan. 20.The two images of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko were...
  • Why Comets?
    Comets, exoplanets and undiscovered worlds
    “Why study comets? One reason is that in the public’s eye, they’re very spectacular, and a really bright one comes on average every ten years,” said Dr. Michael F. A’Hearn from the University of Maryland at College...
  • Comethit-Sandia
    Two comet impacts altared North America's history
    A thousand years ago the coasts of North America and Western Europe were devastated by the impact of an object or objects from space. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed by a combination of superheated steam and supersonic particles in...
  • ESA Rosetta wake up January 20
    ESA's Rosetta probe in good health, Philae lander will sleep until March
    The European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta space probe has just woken up after over2 years in hibernation mode at a distance of nearly half a billion miles from Earth. Why the sudden awakening? Simple: it's time to chase the target: Comet...