ESA’s Rosetta mission has concluded with a controlled descent into Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. “The descent gave Rosetta the opportunity to study the comet’s gas, dust and plasma environment very close to its surface, as well as take very high-resolution images… after becoming the first spacecraft to orbit a comet, and the first to deploy a lander, Philae, in November 2014.” More
Rosetta’s OSIRIS camera team has launched a new website to showcase their recent images of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
Comet Catalina now visible in pre-dawn skies in December.
ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft made the first in situ detection of oxygen molecules outgassing from a comet, an unexpected observation that challenges current Solar System formation models. More
After nearly a decade-long journey, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has made its flyby of the Pluto and its moons.
In the 64 hours before the Philae comet lander went into hibernation, it conducted experiments, deployed all 10 instruments, and returned data that is now being analysed. More