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ESA Expects The Unexpected As Rosetta Nears Comet Rendezvous
2014-06-20 09:49:28

The European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft is the first mission in history to attempt to rendezvous with a comet. The spacecraft will deploy the Philae lander to the surface of the comet and accompany it as it orbits the Sun.

Rosetta at Comet
2014-06-10 16:21:28

Three NASA science instruments aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, which is set to become the first to orbit a comet and land a probe on its nucleus, are beginning observations and sending science data back to Earth.

First Images Of Deep Space Comet Transmitted From ESA's Rosetta
2014-03-28 12:39:54

Rosetta woke up from a deep hibernation in January, and since then ESA engineers have been preparing it for its rendezvous with the comet. The spacecraft took its “first light” images last week using its Optical, Spectroscopic and Infrared Remote Imaging System (OSIRIS) wide-angle camera.

Vesta's Hidden Attractions Provided By Dawn
2013-12-17 08:01:02

Some beauty is revealed only at a second glance. When viewed with the human eye, the giant asteroid Vesta, which was the object of scrutiny by the Dawn spacecraft from 2011 to 2012, is quite unspectacular color-wise.

Sun's Chromosphere Studied By Sunrise Mission
2013-09-28 04:29:37

In June 2013, the solar observatory Sunrise was carried aloft by a NASA scientific balloon. Three months later, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany have presented unique insights into a layer on the sun called the chromosphere.

ESA Preparing Rosetta To Rendezvous With Comet 67P
2013-09-13 16:23:25

Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) are earnestly making preparations for the Rosetta spacecraft’s rendezvous with the comet 67P/Churymov-Gerasimenko.

Comet Activity Starting Up Early Ahead Of 2014 Rosetta Mission
2013-08-20 13:48:03

Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a 2014 visitor to our neck of the woods, will be emitting gas and dust earlier than expected, according to a new study by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS).

Sunrise 2 Launched Successfully
2013-06-12 10:28:55

The balloon-borne solar observatory Sunrise has lifted off - and will now begin its unique journey to the active Sun.

Balloon Solar Observatory Sunrise Ready To Launch
2013-06-04 11:52:36

The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany has announced the upcoming launch of its balloon-based solar observatory Sunrise after its team performs one last ground-based test.

Martian Snowstorms Can Be Forecast Weeks Before They Occur
2013-05-09 09:43:53

A new study from an international group of researchers led by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) reveals that snowstorms that lash the northern hemisphere of Mars during the harsh winters may be predicted several weeks in advance.


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