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SwRI's Alice spectrograph completes ESA mission to comet 67P

Academics / Astronomy : Physorg: Astronomy

After a two-year orbital tour around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, ESA's Rosetta spacecraft—carrying Southwest Research Institute's Alice ultraviolet spectrograph—will end its mission this week on Sept. 30. Rosetta is the first s...

Rosetta may be crashing, but can still save lives on Earth

Academics / Astronomy : Physorg: Astronomy

The Rosetta Mission will end with a controlled descent to the surface of Comet 67P on Friday 30 September 2016; however, its legacy will live on in applications on Earth, developed by academics at The Open University, including dete...

Here’s how to watch Rosetta crash-land onto its comet

Technology : Venture Beat

Some time around 1:20 p.m. European time on Friday, Rosetta will officially end its 12-year mission when the European Space Agency crash-lands it onto the surface of the comet it has been exploring. The mission has been history maki...

Ask a Rosetta Scientist About Crashing a Spacecraft Into a Comet

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

After a twelve year journey in space, the Rosetta spacecraft has less than 24 hours of life left before it crashes straight into the comet it has been orbiting. Today at 3 p.m., Rosetta team scientist Paul Weissman will be here taki...

Farewell to Rosetta, the comet mission that captivated the world

Technology : New Scientist: Tech

Rosetta caught the public imagination by reaching a distant comet and gathering incredible data. Now its work is over, says mission veteran Gerhard Schwehm

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