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.
As comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko makes its inner solar system tour, ground-based observatories are beginning to get a detailed look. Continue reading →
A spacecraft chasing a comet in deep space has found that its target is surprisingly dark in color.
As the European comet-chasing spacecraft gets closer to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, some stunning imagery is being returned. Continue reading →
An unmanned European cargo vessel has linked up with the International Space Station for the last time.
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.
It marks the first time a spacecraft has been sent into orbit around a comet.
With the arrival of the Rosetta spacecraft to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, here's a look back at 7 close encounters of 6 comets by 5 spacecraft.
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