How Philae's Comet Compares To An Imperial Star Destroyer

ESA's Philae lander made history this morning when it landed on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Here's how big 67P/C-G is, relative to a well-known spacecraft, courtesy of the Washington Post. » 11/12/14 3:30pm 11/12/14 3:30pm

First Close-Up Photos Of The Solar System's "Most Crazy Bonkers Comet"

In March 2004, ESA's Rosetta spacecraft left Earth in pursuit of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Today, more than 10 years and four billion miles later, Rosetta became the first spacecraft in history to rendezvous with a comet. The probe is now soaring through space in tandem with its target – and the view is… » 8/06/14 9:50am 8/06/14 9:50am

The most important alarm in the solar system is set to go off tomorrow

Tomorrow, Monday, January 20, at 10:00 GMT (that's 5:00 am ET) a wake-up call will ring on ESA's Rosetta spacecraft. The alarm will bring Rosetta out of hibernation after over two and a half years in preparation for its highly-anticipated rendezvous with a comet. » 1/19/14 4:00pm 1/19/14 4:00pm