Tagged: comet

Comet lander may have life after all

STORY HIGHLIGHTS The comet lander Philae fell silent when its batteries drained Scientists are confident communication can resume when sun warms the spacecraft Rosetta will continue to orbit Comet 67P into 2015 as it tracks...

Landing spot chosen on comet

By Dave Gilbert, CNN updated 2:39 PM EDT, Mon September 15, 2014 After a 10-year chase taking it billions of miles across the solar system, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft became the first probe...

Is comet a key to Earth’s secrets?

The European Space Agency’s ‘Rosetta’ aims to find out if life on Earth began with the help of comet seeding. If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below....

Spacecraft catches and orbits a comet

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Rosetta is attempting to become first spacecraft to orbit and land on a comet European Space Agency’s 10-year mission has taken Rosetta billions of miles across solar system Scientists hope to learn more...

Spacecraft nears comet

Part of complete coverage on By Dave Gilbert, CNN updated 4:36 PM EDT, Mon August 4, 2014 STORY HIGHLIGHTS If successful, the Rosetta mission will be the first to orbit and land on a comet...