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.

Philae comet lander wakes up, says European Space Agency

Posted in Science on 15th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

ESA says its comet lander has woken up and contacted Earth. Philae, the first spacecraft to land on a comet, was dropped on to the surface of Comet 67P.

Earth's water probably didn't come from comets, Rosetta scientists say

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

The new data is important for answering questions about the origins of water on Earth, but not everyone is convinced.

Philae makes historic first landing on comet

Posted in Hardware on 12th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

History was made today as a spacecraft the size of a fridge executed the first successful landing on a comet.