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Rosetta's lost comet lander Philae could wake up in May sunshine

Rosetta mission scientists hold out hope that the Philae lander could reawaken in spring as the comet it hides on gets closer to the sun.

By February 2, 2015

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Is this what Rosetta's comet really looks like in color?

A color image of Rosetta's comet buddy has emerged online and may shine some brightness on a comet that has become famous in black and white.

By December 1, 2014

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Philae sleeps, but Rosetta's not done yet

Its battery dead, the European lander is lost in a crater somewhere on a huge comet. But the orbiter that brought it there still has plenty of science left to do.

By November 15, 2014

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Rosetta's lost lander drills into comet as battery drains

The Rosetta mission's successful comet landing turns bittersweet as the Philae lander ekes out as much science as possible before losing power and slipping into sleep.

By November 14, 2014

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Rosetta's long journey from here to a comet (pictures)

Rosetta spent more than a decade traveling from Earth to hop a ride on a comet for the first time in history. Here's a look back at one long cosmic road trip.

14 Images By November 11, 2014

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Rosetta's comet is singing, and it sounds like Predator

The Rosetta mission has picked up on a strange "song" being emitted from its comet buddy and it sounds an awful lot like a famous sci-fi alien.

By November 11, 2014

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Rosetta buzzes comet for close-up of craggy surface

Rosetta swoops near Comet 67P for a series of images highlighting the comet's fascinating surface features.

By February 17, 2015

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Rosetta zooms in on fascinating comet (pictures)

A close flyby brought the Rosetta spacecraft to within just a few miles of the surface of Comet 67P for an eye-opening view of its boulder-littered surface.

11 Images By February 17, 2015

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Official Rosetta image reveals comet's true colors

Not long ago, the Internet was speculating that Comet 67P was on the reddish side, but a new image from the European Space Agency shows the comet goes for gray.

By December 12, 2014

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Rosetta finds comets carry more 'Star Trek' fuel than expected

Rosetta researchers think comets are less likely to be the source of Earth's water than previously thought, which also makes them a great source of fuel for fictional starship warp cores.

By December 11, 2014