A Lost Japanese Spacecraft Has Made a Key Measurement on Rosetta's Comet

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2017
by Alex Muller

By studying the quality and quantity of water on comets, we might better understand the origins of water on Earth.

More evidence that comets could have nurtured life on earth

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

Increased carbon levels in the rocks soon after the impact were evidence that microbial life may have thrived in the crater.

Complex sugars cooked up from 'comet ice'

Posted in Science on 8th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

Scientists have detected ribose, a sugar needed to make RNA and DNA, in laboratory experiments which simulate the very early Solar System.

Ice on comet is as old as the solar system

Posted in Science on 11th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

Researchers announced that they had discovered that the ice on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko formed at the same time as the solar system itself.

Water ice found on the surface of comet 67P

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

For the first time, scientists have spotted large patches of water ice on the surface of a comet, thanks to instruments aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta orbiter.