• Rosetta spacecraft does close flyby of periodic Comet

    WASHINGTON — On Valentine’s Day, at 7:41 a.m. EST, the European Space Agency (ESA) successfully maneuvered its Rosetta spacecraft to a six kilometer close flyby of the periodic Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The spacecraft passed over the larger lobe…

  • In feat of technology, Rosetta phones home

    After 957 days of hibernation, the Rosetta spacecraft woke up, aligned itself with the sun and called home.

  • Learning more about comets: Will Rosetta phone home?

    The European Space Agency, NASA and countless people who
    follow space missions are holding their collective breath for the biggest wake-up
    call in the solar system.