An international team working on an unprecedented mission to orbit and land on a comet will attempt a touchdown on the smaller of the comet’s two lobes, a site tentatively named 'J', Rosetta scientists announced on Monday.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a more impressive selfie than this. Continue reading →
As the European comet-chasing spacecraft gets closer to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, some stunning imagery is being returned. Continue reading →
On Aug. 6, 2014, the European Rosetta spacecraft arrived in orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, capturing some breathtaking views of the pristine cometary landscape.
In this detailed view of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a lumpy terrain is slowly being resolved showing some surprises along the way. Continue reading →
As a European spacecraft nears a distant comet, it looks a bit less like a rubber duckie and more like a wad of gum. Continue reading →
Europe’s Rosetta comet probe has revealed that its target, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, has a Siamese twin, a thrilling discovery for scientists preparing for Rosetta’s August rendezvous... but it will also be a huge challenge. Continue reading →
Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft has resumed its decade-long journey to meet up with the inbound comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which recently re-emerged from behind the sun. Continue reading →
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