‘Little lander that could’ awakes on a comet
Six months ago, the Philae lander made a miraculous landing on the surface of a distant comet. Now, after six months of hibernation, it has awoken. Why do we find this story so inspiring?
Astronauts warn of ‘city killer’ asteroids
A group of scientists and former astronauts claim that humankind is dangerously unprepared for a calamitous strike from space. Should we be worried or does Earth have more pressing problems?
Comet-chasing probe ‘wakes’ for final mission
The Rosetta space probe came back online yesterday after a long hibernation. It will now try to deploy a lander onto a comet hurtling at extreme, unimaginable speeds towards the Sun.