Rosetta and Planck honoured in annual Royal Astronomical Society awards12 January 2018 ESA’s Matt Taylor has been awarded the 2018 Service Award for Geophysics by the Royal Astronomical Society for his outstanding contribution to the Rosetta mission, while the Planck mission has been honoured with the Group Achievement Award for their e...
Rosetta finds comet plume powered from below26 October 2017
Rosetta finds comet plume powered from below26 October 2017 Last year, a fountain of dust was spotted streaming from Rosetta’s comet, prompting the question: how was it powered? Scientists now suggest the outburst was driven from inside the comet, perhaps released from ancient gas vents or pockets of hidden ice.
Biomarker found in space complicates search for life on exoplanets02 October 2017 A molecule once thought to be a useful marker for life as we know it has been discovered around a young star and at a comet for the first time, suggesting these ingredients are inherited during the planet-forming phase.
Unexpected surprise: a final image from Rosetta28 September 2017
Unexpected surprise: a final image from Rosetta28 September 2017 Scientists analysing the final telemetry sent by Rosetta immediately before it shut down on the surface of the comet last year have reconstructed one last image of its touchdown site.
Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System 15 August 2017
Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System 15 August 2017 Ten spacecraft, from ESA’s Venus Express to NASA’s Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through the Solar System while three other satellites watched, providing a unique perspective on this space weather event.
Before and after: unique changes spotted on Rosetta’s comet21 March 2017 Growing fractures, collapsing cliffs, rolling boulders and moving material burying some features on the comet’s surface while exhuming others are among the remarkable changes documented during Rosetta’s mission.