Comet

An artist's impression of  the Philae lander. (AP Photo/ESA ATG medialab , Astrium E, Viktor)

European probe on course for a landing on a comet

BERLIN (AP) — It’s been likened to a parachutist trying to land on a mountaintop. Or a person attempting to leap from one speeding car to another. The European Space Agency is planning to land […]

12/10/2013

This undated artist rendering released by NASA shows the Deep Impact spacecraft.  (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA declares an end to Deep Impact comet mission

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA on Friday gave up on the Deep Impact spacecraft, which suddenly fell silent after nearly nine years of exploring comets. The space agency declared an end to Deep Impact, […]

09/20/2013

(Photo: Science At Nasa's YouTube channel)

Comet making closest approach ever of Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A recently discovered comet is closer than it’s ever been to Earth, and stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere finally get to see it. Click here to watch a video about Pan-STARRS.

03/05/2013