Tag Archives: culture and history

Music of the Irregular Spheres

This blog post is contributed by Mark McCaughrean, senior science advisor in the Directorate of Science and Robotic Exploration at ESA. The rather tortured title of this post is intended as a humorous reference to the decidedly...

Chasing comets (across history)

After Rosetta (clearly, especially if you're following this blog!) what's the first name that comes to our minds when talking about comets? I bet for many of us it's going to be Halley's Comet, possibly the most...

The Naming of Comets

by ESA science writer Claudia Mignone Let's admit it now. It took us a while but we finally all succeeded and memorised the name of Rosetta's comet: 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. 67P/C-G will work too, especially if you're in a...