ESA confirms the primary landing site for Rosetta

[caption id="attachment_675" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Philae’s primary landing site – mosaic[/caption] Paris --  ESA has given the green light for its Rosetta mission to deliver its lander, Philae, to the primary site on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November,…

‘J’ marks the spot for Rosetta’s lander

[caption id="attachment_309" align="alignnone" width="625"] Philae’s primary landing site[/caption] Rosetta's lander Philae will target Site J, an intriguing region on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk to…

Where to grab space debris

Algorithm tested aboard the International Space Station analyzes the rotation of objects in space. [caption id="attachment_140" align="alignright" width="2000"] Description: Artist rendering of the International Space Station (ISS). Credits: Image courtesy of NASA (edited by Jose-Luis…