Claudia Alexander (1959–2015)14 July 2015
Claudia Alexander (1959–2015)14 July 2015 It is with great sadness that we share the news of Dr Claudia Alexander’s passing on 11 July 2015.
Rosetta: preparing for perihelion13 July 2015
Rosetta: preparing for perihelion13 July 2015 Rosetta’s investigations of its comet are continuing as the mission teams count down the last month to perihelion – the closest point to the Sun along the comet’s orbit – when the comet’s activity is expected to be at its highest.
Comet sinkholes generate jets 01 July 2015
Comet sinkholes generate jets 01 July 2015 A number of the dust jets emerging from Rosetta’s comet can be traced back to active pits that were likely formed by a sudden collapse of the surface. These ‘sinkholes’ are providing a glimpse at the chaotic and diverse interior of the comet.
Exposed water ice detected on comet’s surface24 June 2015
Exposed water ice detected on comet’s surface24 June 2015 Using the high-resolution science camera on board ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft, scientists have identified more than a hundred patches of water ice a few metres in size on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Rosetta mission extended 23 June 2015
Rosetta mission extended 23 June 2015 The adventure continues: ESA today confirmed that its Rosetta mission will be extended until the end of September 2016, at which point the spacecraft will most likely be landed on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Philae wake-up triggers intense planning15 June 2015
Philae wake-up triggers intense planning15 June 2015 The receipt of signals from Rosetta’s Philae lander on 13 June after 211 days of hibernation marked the start of intense activity. In coordination with its mission partners, ESA teams are working to juggle Rosetta’s flight plan to help with renewed la...