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  • Alice in cometland: NASA spectrograph on Rosetta spacecraft makes atmospheric discovery

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 6th, 2015

    Just like the girl adventurer in Lewis Carroll’s famous novel, Nasa’s Alice instrument aboard Esa’s Rosetta spacecraft takes measurements to unveil the wonderful world of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, full of peculiar features and yet uncovered atmospheric mysteries. 

  • Rosetta’s ALICE instrument delivers first data and preliminary map of Comet 67P is revealed

    SpaceFlight InsiderSeptember 11th, 2014

    One of NASA’s four instruments aboard the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Rosetta spacecraft has returned its first scientific findings. The ALICE instrument, first began scanning comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko ‘s surface roughly a month ago in an effort to determine the origin, composition, and internal processes to gather data we cannot collect via ground-based or even Earth-orbiting […]

  • Rosetta discovers target comet – is actually two comets in one

    David DarlingJuly 16th, 2014

    The European Space Agency (ESA ) spacecraft Rosetta is rapidly closing on its target – comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko – at the start of what promises to be one of the most exciting space exploration missions of the year. Space exploration, like life – is what happens while you are making other plans. Three weeks before Rosetta is […]

  • NASA instruments aboard Rosetta begin science as comet comes alive

    SpaceFlight InsiderJune 14th, 2014

    Since its launch in 2004, Rosetta has been traveling through space, patiently awaiting its mission – a rendezvous and landing on a comet. Composed of an orbiter and lander, the Rosetta spacecraft was awakened from a 957 day hibernation back in January and is slated to be the first vehicle to both orbit and land […]