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It's alive: Philae spacecraft that landed on comet finally wakes up after seven months

Jun 15, 2015

It's alive: Philae spacecraft that landed on comet finally wakes up after seven months

To scientists' relief and delight, the Philae spacecraft that landed on a comet last fall has woken up and communicated with Earth after seven long months of silence, the European Space Agency announced Sunday. #NewsTracker #Earth #spacecraft #European Space Agency #Philae #German Aerospace Center
Three astronauts return home from Space Station; land in Kazakhstan

Jun 12, 2015

Three astronauts return home from Space Station; land in Kazakhstan

A three-person crew from the International Space Station landed safely in the steppes of Kazakhstan on Thursday after a longer-than-expected orbital stint. #World #NewsTracker #Nasa #International Space Station #European Space Agency #Astronauts #Shareworthy
New technique may help detect alien life on Mars

May 17, 2015

New technique may help detect alien life on Mars

Humans have always fantasised of "little green men" from Mars, and scientists have now come up with a new way to search for traces of alien life on the red planet. #NewsTracker #Nasa #water #Mars #European Space Agency
European Space Agency destroys last space truck to ISS

Feb 16, 2015

European Space Agency destroys last space truck to ISS

The European Space Agency (ESA) has said it had destroyed its last supply ship to the International Space Station, bringing a seven-year venture to a successful close. #World #NewsTracker #Nasa #Albert Einstein #Johannes Kepler #European Space Agency #ISS #Jules Verne #Edoardo Amaldi
From 'alien world': Europe's pioneering robot Philae sends data to Earth

Nov 15, 2014

From 'alien world': Europe's pioneering robot Philae sends data to Earth

Robot probe Philae uploaded a slew of last-minute data to Earth on Friday from a comet in deep space, before going to sleep at the conclusion of a historic exploration, ground controllers said. #NewsTracker #Europe #Earth #Robot #European Space Agency #Exploration #Comet #Rosetta #Philae lander #ESA Rosetta #comet drilling #Stephan Ulamec
European Space agency releases 1st picture from comet, says lander is 'stable'

Nov 13, 2014

European Space agency releases 1st picture from comet, says lander is 'stable'

The European Space Agency published the first image taken from the surface of a comet, and said that its Philae lander is still "stable." #NewsTracker #science #Space #European Space Agency #Comet #Rosetta #Philae lander #comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
European Space Agency creates history, lands spacecraft on comet

Nov 13, 2014

European Space Agency creates history, lands spacecraft on comet

The European Space Agency celebrated a cosmic touchdown Wednesday by successfully landing a spacecraft on a comet for the first time in history. #NewsTracker #spacecraft #European Space Agency #Comet #Andrea Accomazzo
Photos: How ESA's Philae lander reached comet 67P

Nov 13, 2014

Photos: How ESA's Philae lander reached comet 67P

The European Space Agency has achieved a historic first landing a washing machine-sized spacecraft on a comet speeding through our solar system at 41,000 mph (66,000 kph). #ImagesOfTheDay #European Space Agency #Comet #Philae lander #Rosetta spacecraft #Comet 67p #67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko
Historic comet landing: Scientists hunt for building blocks of life

Nov 13, 2014

Historic comet landing: Scientists hunt for building blocks of life

The European Space Agency has achieved a historic first landing a washing machine-sized spacecraft on a comet. #Nasa #Space #European Space Agency #Comet #SpaceBuzz #Comet landing #Rosetta #Philae lander
ESA's Philae probe lands on comet, but fails to anchor down

Nov 13, 2014

ESA's Philae probe lands on comet, but fails to anchor down

The European Space Agency landed a probe on a comet on Wednesday, a first in space exploration and the climax of a 10-year-odyssey, but an anchoring system problem may hamper planned investigations into the origins of Earth and the solar system. #World #Technology #NewsTracker #science #Nasa #European Space Agency #Rosetta #Nottingham Trent University #Churyumov-Gerasimenko #European Space Operations Centre