June 15, 2015 9:48 am
Europe launched a new bid in May to communicate with Philae via its mothership Rosetta, which is in orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
November 18, 2014 8:23 am
Philae’s landing on 67P is a remarkable feat, but its real success will be when it inspires more ambitious missions.
November 15, 2014 5:40 pm
Philae streamed data from its experiments back to its mother ship Rosetta before its battery ran down.
August 06, 2014 7:29 pm
The lander will glide down to the comet before shooting a harpoon into its porous surface to avoid drifting off again.
November 13, 2014 12:30 pm
Landing with a bounce after traveling 4 billion miles, European spacecraft Philae Lander made history by successfully reaching the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet a cosmic first designed to answer big questions about the universe.
October 29, 2015 11:36 am
The rubber duck-shaped comet named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is yielding more and more surprises.