Europe's Philae comet lander may be about to wake up from its lengthy, unplanned slumber.
Asteroids, not comets, may have delivered most of Earth's water to the planet when the solar system was young, new data from a probe orbiting a comet suggests.
Benjamin Altshuler is on the classics faculty at the University of Oxford and is the current Classics Conclave fellow at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents.
The Philae probe has detected organic molecules on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, according to scientists analyzing data from the lander.
Scientists are confident that the Philae comet probe, which went into ‘sleep mode’ on Saturday, will ‘wake up’ again when the comet nears the sun.
In recent days, I've been hearing the excited murmurings of skywatchers: "The Leonids are coming!"
After making history Wednesday by landing the first probe on the surface of a comet, European Space Agency scientists now face an agonizing wait to find out whether the Philae lander will continue...
The European Space Agency's Philae lander has made space history by successfully reaching the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Landing a probe on a comet whizzing through deep space isn't easy, but this week, the European Space Agency (ESA) will attempt to do just that.