Rosetta comet rendezvous is a triumph for the European Space Agency
Rubber duck-shaped Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko does not produce enough gravity to hold Rosetta ... The mission was called Giotto and the comet was the famous one named after Edmond Halley, the 18th century astronomer who predicted its return.
Science fiction becomes reality: Space probe swings alongside comet after 10-year chase
chase through outer space over the course of a decade. Europe's Rosetta probe will orbit and study the giant ball of dust and ice as it hurtles toward the sun and, if all goes according to plan, drop a lander onto the comet in the coming months.
CAPITALIZING ON HALLEY'S COMET
How Inspiration Hit Sipping juice, he related how his grand inspiration hit: ''I was reading a Natural History magazine article in 1980 that was about the coming of Halley's comet. It talked ... 60 million miles long, has often been seen as a portent ...
Looking for Halley's Comet at Sundance
Blair Witch Project"'s are the Halley's comets of films ... writer Dana Harris. "They come every few years, and people don't realize how many indie films that do nothing come and go in between." One of the films that fell through the commercial cracks ...
In tonight's meteor shower, watch falling debris from Halley's Comet
But over the past few days, Earth has been plowing through ... came from – Halley's comet. How often do folks have a chance to see a chunk of that?" And if in the end you don't see a chunk of that? "There's a better meteor shower coming this summer ...