Philae Silence Dashes Hopes

    Optimism evaporates as host comet nears Sun...The optimistic expectations, triggered by a message on June 13 from the long-dormant lander Philae which

    Philae Wakes up

    “Hello Earth, can you hear me?” The lander Philae, which the European Space Agency (ESA) put on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last

    Plate Tectonics on Europa

    Besides its icy surface crisscrossed with innumerable crack lines, Europa, one of the four biggest moons of Jupiter, intrigued planetologists for decades

    Philae Completes Tasks

    Sleep well, Philae; you were fantastic!Completed its assigned tasks before mishaps drained it of powerThree days after it pulled off a first

    Misfit Planet

    Scientists struggle to explain the properties and behaviour of a planet  discovered by the Kepler spacecraft shortly before it was relieved of 

    Mars Gets A Close Shave

    Astronomers were able to photograph the nucleus of a long-period comet for the first time when the Siding Spring, hailing from distant