Philae

Space

Goodbye Rosetta, the Comet Orbiter Sacrificing Itself for Science

Rosetta will smash into its comet today, bringing an end to its mission.
Victoria Turk
9.30.16
Space

Philae Found! Comet Chaser Rosetta Spots Lander Weeks Before Its Death

Philae wins longest game of hide and seek.
Ben Sullivan
9.5.16
explosions

Watch a Comet Outburst from the Rosetta Orbiter’s Perspective

“Catching an event like this was pure luck.”
Becky Ferreira
8.25.16
Rosetta

Rosetta's Path Around Comet 67P Looks Like a Bad Etch A Sketch

Pretty mesmerizing to watch though.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.14.16
Space

​We’ll Never Hear From the Philae Comet Lander Again, Sob

In space, no one can hear you scream.
Victoria Turk
7.26.16
Space

Goodbye, Philae

Rosetta’s comet lander Philae is dead. Most probably.
Victoria Turk
1.25.16
Space

Last-Ditch Attempt to Contact Philae Comet Lander Fails

It's not looking good for the comet-landing spacecraft.
Victoria Turk
1.12.16
Space

Happy Perihelion! Rosetta’s Comet Gets Closest to the Sun

Things are heating up for everyone's favourite comet.
Victoria Turk
8.13.15
News

Life's Building Blocks Found on a Comet: Philae Lander Reveals New Surprises

Seven studies assess new data from the Philae lander, which woke up from hibernation on June 13.
Becky Ferreira
7.30.15
nasa

Outbound from Pluto, New Horizons Calls Home

The first spacecraft to fly by Pluto re-establishes communication with Earth.
Michael Byrne
7.15.15
News

Rosetta Gets the Go-Ahead to Chase Its Comet for 9 Months Longer

The European Space Agency will now fund the Rosetta mission through to September 2016.
Victoria Turk
6.23.15
News

Why We Love To Anthropomorphize Spaceships

Thursday, the Mercury MESSENGER orbiter became the latest spaceship to live tweet its own death. We’re such suckers for that schtick.
Becky Ferreira
5.1.15
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