With just a day or two left before the lander's primary battery is exhausted, scientists are considering what acrobatic maneuvers to risk in order to get the solar panels out of the shadows so they can keep Philae going for a few more months.
Scientists in Germany said the lander Philae failed to anchor to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on landing, but still managed to send back scientific information. More would be known after Philae makes scheduled contact with Rosetta.
The European Space Agency has landed a probe on a comet, but an anchoring system problem may hamper planned investigations into the origins of Earth as well as the solar system.
Electrical engineers from the University of Washington in the Us have developed a way to automatically track people across moving and still cameras by using a technology that trains the networked cameras to learn one another's differences.
It's now a tense wait for scientists in Europe as robot lab Philae separated from mothership Rosetta Wednesday and began a crucial 7-hour descent to land on a comet for the first time in history.
In an operation fraught with peril, an unmanned science lab called Philae will detach from the European Space Agency scout Rosetta and descend to a comet 510 million kilometres (318 million miles) from Earth.
On this day 57 years ago, a Russian street dog named Laika became one of the first animals to go into space and the first creature to orbit the earth on board Soviet spacecraft Sputnik II.
You could now have a 3D tour of the International Space Station and experience how astronauts orbit in zero gravity while sitting in front of your computer at home.
The Mars rover Curiosity has discovered the first mineral match from the Martian surface. The reddish powder from the hole drilled into a mountain yielded the mission's confirmation of a mineral mapped from orbit, the US space agency said in a statement.
India will launch an unmanned crew module in December onboard a heavy rocket to test its re-entry into the atmosphere for the country's future maiden human space flight, the space agency chief said Thursday.
China has developed a highly accurate laser weapon system that can shoot down light drones at low altitude, state media reported.
The US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has fully assembled the Orion spacecraft for a test flight Dec 4.
The US space agency is geared up to send Orbital Science Corporation's Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy - one of the farthest galaxies ever seen through a giant cosmic magnifying glass over 13 billion light years away.