Bouncing boulders on Comet 67P

Close-up of Comet 67P

A 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko¬†update by Melanie Davies FRAS In September 2019, at a major planetary sciences conference (EPSC-DPS), scientists lead by Jean-Baptiste Vincent presented evidence of curious bouncing boulders on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. EPSC-DPS is the joint meeting of the European Planetary Science Congress and the Division of Planetary Sciences, and last year was held in Geneva, … Continue reading Bouncing boulders on Comet 67P

Rosetta: The comet chaser

There are not many space missions that have touched the hearts and minds of people throughout the world as much as Rosetta. Named after the Rosetta Stone - a slab of volcanic basalt responsible for revealing the mysteries of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics - this intrepid comet chaser has inspired a generation of science explorers, uncovering mysteries bound up in its icy companion, comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.