Nobody Said Mars Was Easy

Schiaparelli Apparently Crash-lands on Mars After a successful orbital insertion of the ExoMars spacecraft and detachment of the Schiaparelli lander a few days ago, we were all waiting anxiously for news from the Schiaparelli lander after it settled onto the Mars surface. Alas, it was not to be. Communications from … Continue reading

Rosetta’s Last Hurrah at Comet 67P

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Rosetta Becomes One With Comet 67P On September 29th, 2016,  ESA’s Rosetta orbiter made a guided “soft” crash landing onto the nucleus of Comet 67P. It’s now forever a part of the comet. It will be until the nucleus breaks up sometime in the future as it rounds the Sun. … Continue reading