Tag archive for ‘Rosetta’
By Newsroom On Friday, August 7th, 2015

Celebrating a year at the comet

ESA’s Rosetta mission today celebrates one year at Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, with its closest approach to the Sun now just one week away. It’s been a long but exciting journey for Rosetta since its More...

By Newsroom On Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Rosetta: preparing for perihelion

Perihelion basics What is perihelion exactly? Perihelion is the closest point a Solar System object gets to the Sun along its orbit (aphelion is the term given to the most distant point). The term derives from More...

Kuiper belt and Oort cloud
By webmaster On Friday, December 12th, 2014

Where the water came from?

Recent discoveries of the ESA’s Rosetta mission gave new clues about the origin of the water in Earth or at least seems to discard a clue: the water came not from comets. The water discovered in comets is More...