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.
Painful Truth: Comet is a puzzle to be solved
no Halley’s Comet or Hale-Bopp. It has the inelegant name of 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, a designation number plus the names of its Soviet discoverers, who spotted it back in the 1960s. We know remarkably little about comets. They come in from the outer ...
Comet target starts giving up its secrets to Rosetta probe
It was peak viewing time for Halley. As the writer of the SMH’s Comet Watch column, this was a relief. The readers had not been all that happy, and the forecast that ‘this was it’ for the best view, had fortunately come ... had to do was remember ...
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 ...
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.