On September 30, 2015, the Rosetta spacecraft slowly drifted to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov -- Gerasimenko, ending a wildly successful 12-year mission. Scientists from the European Space Agency thought they had recovered all of...Show More Summary
These 210 images reflect Rosetta's ever-changing view of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko between July 2014 and September 2016.
The ESA's Rosetta comet orbiter may have been laid to rest, but the information returned by the unmanned deep space probe continues to pay scientific dividends. Images taken by Rosetta's cameras as Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko passed...Show More Summary
Valentine's Day 2015 and ESA's Rosetta swooped in towards Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko for a daring close encounter. At just 6 km from the surface, it was the closest the spacecraft had ever been to the comet at that point in the mission.
The European Space Agency has rendered the Rosetta space probe‘s historic journey around comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko in a 3D simulation that highlights important moments in the trip. Rosetta successfully orbited the comet and launched...Show More Summary
During the last few weeks of its mission, ESA's Rosetta spacecraft ventured closer than it had ever been to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Eventually, it came to rest on the surface in a daring descent on 30 September 2016.
Remember 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko? On Friday, NASA released a “big picture” view of the comet — now a graveyard for the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft and the Philae lander — captured by its planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope. The images, captured over a nearly 30-hour period...
On Sept. 30, the European Space Agency concluded its Rosetta mission and the study of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. During the final month of the mission, NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft had a unique opportunity to provide...Show More Summary
The Rosetta spacecraft has spent three years peering at Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from orbit—but this week, its watch will end. Tomorrow, Rosetta begins a controlled descent to its final resting place on the edge of an enormous pit , where it’ll remain frozen until the space rock itself is destroyed, or until the universe expands into oblivion. Read more...
The spacecraft is to end its two-year examination of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on Friday. Here is what the European Space Agency mission found out.
Brief but powerful outbursts seen from Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko during its most active period last year have been traced back to their origins on the surface.
The presence of solid carbonaceous matter in cometary dust was established by the detection of elements such as carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen in particles from comet 1P/Halley. Such matter is generally thought to have originated...Show More Summary
The final resting place of the European comet lander Philae is a mystery no more. After nearly two years of searching, the lander's shadowy grave on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has been found in images from its mothership Rosett...
The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission to study comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko is set to come to an end later this month, but it just made an interesting discovery — the Philae lander. The landing […]
Less than a month before the end of the mission, Rosetta’s high-resolution camera has revealed the Philae lander wedged into a dark crack on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko....
Comets are thought to preserve almost pristine dust particles, thus providing a unique sample of the properties of the early solar nebula. The microscopic properties of this dust played a key part in particle aggregation during the formation of the Solar System. Show More Summary
ESA has released a video detailing the intricate orbit traveled by Rosetta over the past two years as the probe explored the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The visualization was constructed from genuine Rosetta telemetry, though the...Show More Summary
The Rosetta mission is dispelling the notion that comets are leftover bits from crushing cosmic collisions. Instead, analysis of data from the European Space Agency mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko suggests that the icy bodies...Show More Summary
ESA has announced the date upon which mission operators will crash the Rosetta spacecraft into the surface of the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Unlike its now-sleeping companion, the Philae lander, there is no hope that once the spacecraft...Show More Summary
Researchers with ESA's Rosetta mission have commissioned a perfume that mimics the odour of 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Jacob Aron shares his first sniff