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Jun 19, 2019
10 important dates to remember in the history of space exploration from 1957 to nowSpace is the final frontier that man continues to explore and study, from the first man on the Moon to a rover on Mars.
Oct 01, 2016
Historic Rosetta Mission ends after the spacecraft crashes on the surface of Comet 67PThe Rosetta spacecraft ended its historic mission on Friday, crashing on the surface of the dusty, icy comet it has spent 12 years chasing in a hunt that has provided insight into the early days of the solar system and captured the public's imagination.
Sep 30, 2016
European scientists send Rosetta on collision course to surface of comet 67PEuropean scientists have sent the Rosetta spacecraft on its final, one-way journey to the surface of a comet, after a historic 12-year mission to discover the secrets of the dusty, icy bodies.
Sep 23, 2016
European Space Agency to end the historic Rosetta mission with comet crash landingAfter 12 years chasing a comet across more 6 billion km of space, European scientists will end the historic Rosetta mission by crash landing the spacecraft on the surface of the dusty, icy body at the end of the month.
Jul 27, 2016
Goodbye Philae: Year-long silence later, ESA severs link with comet probeThe decision to cut the link to Philae was taken to save energy on mothership Rosetta.
Jul 07, 2015
Life outside Earth? Philae's comet may host alien 'life', say astronomersAstronomers proposed a novel explanation on Monday for the strange appearance of the comet carrying Europe's robot probe Philae through outer space: alien microscopic life.
Jun 15, 2015
It's alive: Philae spacecraft that landed on comet finally wakes up after seven monthsTo 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.
Nov 17, 2014
Results from comet lander Philae's experiments expected todayA first evaluation of the data that comet lander Philae sent to the European Space Center before its depleted batteries forced it to go silent will be released on Monday.
Nov 16, 2014
Comet-lander Philae sends plenty of data, but its batteries run outThe pioneering lander Philae completed its primary mission of exploring the comet's surface and returned plenty of data before depleted batteries forced it to go silent.
Nov 14, 2014
ESA's comet lander Philae ends up in cliff shadow, may run out of power soonScientists on Thursday said the landing craft not only bounced twice, it also came to rest next to a cliff that's blocking sunlight from its solar panels.