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The ESA is getting ready to crash it's Rosetta spacecraft into an asteroid
Jul 5, 2016

After more than a decade in space, the European Space Agency is gearing up to finally end its Rosetta comet mission — by crashing the satellite into the comet it's been monitoring all this time.

Rosetta's Philae comet lander is officially lost, scientists will no longer attempt contact
Feb 12, 2016

We already knew the European Space Agency was having a tough time getting in touch with its Philae lander, which is currently sitting on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and now the craft has officially been declared MIA.

ESA loses touch with Philae lander, Rosetta mission could be over
Jan 12, 2016

One of the most exciting space missions of recent history may have just come to an abrupt end, as the European Space Agency (ESA) has seemingly lost touch with its Philae lander, currently flinging through the cosmos on a comet.

See what Rosetta’s Philae lander saw approaching Comet 67P in new ESA footage
Oct 20, 2015

The European Space Agency did something awesome last year and used its Rosetta mission to successfully land the Philae spacecraft on Comet 67P. Want to see what the lander saw during its final descent?

ESA's Rosetta orbiter captures rare outburst of gas from Comet 67P
Aug 13, 2015

The Rosetta spacecraft is capturing some explosive outbursts from its odd-shaped comet buddy.

After 8 months of silence, ESA's Rosetta lander has finally woken up
Jun 15, 2015

The ESA’s Rosetta mission had a bit of a bumpy landing, but eventually managed to settle down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Now it's finally back online.

It's been two months and scientists still haven't found Rosetta's Philae lander
Jan 7, 2015

The European Space Agency successfully landed its Philae spacecraft on comet 67P/G-C as part of the Rosetta mission back in November — but they still can’t figure out exactly where. Whoops.

Rosetta mission provides new intel about origin of water on Earth
Dec 11, 2014

The European Space Agency made history recently with its Rosetta mission to land a spacecraft on a comet, and now that awesome feat is bringing out some new discoveries.

Venture into these newly-released images of Comet 67P's eerie surface
Nov 14, 2014

Rosetta delivers some sensational shots of the comet's alien landscape.

Image of the Day: Behold a spacecraft flying 250 million miles from Earth
Sep 18, 2014

Want to see what happens when a spacecraft takes a selfie more than 250 million miles away from the Earth? This, and it’s absolutely stunning.