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Comet Lander Might Be About To Rise From The Dead

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Tech

The European space craft which became the first man-made object to land on a comet in November might be about to 'wake up from the dead'. The Roset...

Comets Did Not Seed Life On Earth

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Tech

Water - and life - on Earth probably did not start with comets, a study has said. The first data from the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe ind...

An Open Letter to Dr Matt Taylor

Edward Falzon | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech
Edward Falzon

Please allow me to congratulate you and your colleagues for an extraordinary accomplishment. Of the 7 billion people on this planet, I doubt more than a few thousand have the capacity to fully understand how complicated the Rosetta project is. I am certainly not one of those few-thousand people.

Katie Hopkins Killed the Comet Lander and I Want to Cry

Michael Rundle | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech
Michael Rundle

Landing on a comet versus Katie Hopkins: you have voted. Congratulations. Enjoy your deathscape of Twitter backlashes and reaction blogs. You did this. You. The Philae lander didn't die because its batteries ran out. It died of a broken heart. A heart you broke. With your lies.

This Is What It Looks Like When You Bounce Off A Comet

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency's comet lander was a huge success last week -- even though the craft actually bounced about half a mile across the surface a...

Comet Lander Philae Has 'Gone To Sleep' As Batteries Run Out

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech

The European space probe which landed - awkwardly but spectacularly - on a comet earlier this week is "asleep", scientists have said, after its batter...

Comet Lander May Attempt To 'Hop' To Safety

The Huffington Post UK/P | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency has made a last-ditch attempt to drill into the surface of a comet as the batteries on its lander quickly wear down. In a...

The Comet Lander Is Almost Dead

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Tech

The European space probe which landed - awkwardly but spectacularly - on a comet earlier this week is almost dead due to a lack of power. But scientis...

The Comet Landing Was Faked, Say A Depressing Amount Of People

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Tech

UPDATE: As several readers have pointed out, the Landover Baptist Church is a parody site. Clearly we should have realised that. Apologies. Humani...

This Rosetta Scientist's Reaction To Comet Landing Is Just Priceless

The Huffington Post UK/P | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Tech

When the European Space Agency managed to successfully land the Philae probe on a comet, lots of scientists were understandably thrilled. But none ...

#ESA Not #NASA

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency (ESA) landed on a comet on Wednesday in a remarkable first for space exploration. Not NASA. Unfortunately it's almost ...

#WeCanLandOnACometButWeCant

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Tech

When the ESA's humble spacecraft Philae touched down on the surface of a comet it became clear that history had been made. Naturally where there's ...

This Is The First Picture Taken From The Surface Of A Comet

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Tech

Humanity has landed on a comet - and now we have the picture to prove it. This is the first photograph taken on a comet in history. But there is...

First Pictures Beamed From Comet's Surface

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

Despite a tricky landing, the European Space Agency's Philae probe has begun to send data back to Earth from the surface of a comet. The craft beca...

Humanity Lands On A Comet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency has successfully landed a space probe on the surface of a comet. The Philae lander softly touched down on comet 67P/Chury...

Rosetta Landing Is 'Most Difficult In Space History'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

The attempt to land the Philae space probe on a comet is "the most difficult landing in space history" experts have said. The landing - which is cu...

Captain Kirk Wishes Rosetta Well

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

Clearly everyone is hoping that the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft and Philae lander will successfully make it to the surface of Comet 67P...

Rosetta Mission: A Visual History In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

A successful landing of the Philae probe on Comet 67P would mark the culmination of a mission that began with the launch of Rosetta 10 years ago. ...

Humanity Lands On A Comet

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

Humanity has landed on a comet for the first time. After a ten year, billion-euro mission that took the Rosetta space craft on a journey of more th...

This Is How Rosetta Will Land On A Comet (Or Not)

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency is making final checks ahead of a historic planned landing on a comet on Wednesday. The Rosetta Space Craft is currently ...

A Surprising Number Of People Think This Comet Is An Alien Warship

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech

In about six weeks a European space craft will attempt to land on a comet for the first time. A successful landing would be a startling work of scienc...

'The Daily Mail' Thinks This Is A 'Human Face' On A Comet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Tech

A human face has not been found on the comet around which ESA's Rosetta space craft is in orbit. It is not "eerie", as described by the Daily Mail....

These Pictures Of A Comet Are Just Insane

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency's Rosetta space craft arrived in orbit around a comet on Wednesday after a four billion mile journey through space. These...

Rosetta Arrives At A Comet!

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency has announced its Rosetta space craft has become the first to ever rendezvous with a comet. ESA said that after a decade-...

This Is The Closest We've Ever Been To A Comet

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech

A European spacecraft is due to rendezvous with an icy comet tomorrow after an epic 10-year journey across the Solar System. Launched in March 2004...