Rosetta, Europe's Comet-Chasing Spacecraft: Latest News, Images and Video

Learn more about the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft that arrived at Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on Aug. 6, 2014.
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Best Space Stories of the Week — August 23, 2015
Thoth Technology Space Elevator
August 23rd, 2015
Scientists created a "magnetic wormhole" in the lab, a Canadian company got a patent for a huge inflatable space elevator and the mystery of the "singing" comet may be solved. Here are Space.com's top stories of the week.
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Comet and Rosetta Spacecraft Make Closest Approach to the Sun
The Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko as seen by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft on July 30, 2015. The comet made its closest approach to the sun, called perihelion, on Aug. 13.
August 13th, 2015
After more than a year orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, the Rosetta spacecraft and its dance partner will get to the closest point to the sun today (Aug. 13).
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Slooh Webcast to Mark Rosetta Comet Mission's Closest Sun Approach Saturday
Rosetta Comet 67P Image
August 6th, 2015
A comet carrying a robotic hitchhiker is barreling toward its closest approach to the sun next week, and you can learn about the icy wanderer's highly anticipated "perihelion passage" during a webcast early Saturday morning (Aug. 8).
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Why Does Comet 67P Sing? Scientists Think They Know
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenkoon January 31, 2015,
August 21st, 2015
A strange song radiated by Comet 67P/C-G mystified scientists who first heard it last year. Now, they think they've solved the mystery of the singing space rock.
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Bright Jet Erupts from Rosetta Spacecraft's Active Comet (Photo)
Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko July 29, 2015
August 12th, 2015
The European Space Agency's Rosetta orbiter has been imaging comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko – watching the celestial wanderer hurling dust and gas into space.
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Rosetta 1 Year Later: Historic Comet Mission Still Intrigues
Sinkholes on Comet 67P Image
August 6th, 2015
One year ago today (Aug. 6), Europe's Rosetta spacecraft slipped into orbit around a comet and began making observations that would reshape researchers' ideas about these icy leftovers from the solar system's early days.
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Surprising Comet Discoveries by Rosetta's Philae Lander Unveiled
Philae's landing points
July 30th, 2015
The structure, composition and evolutionary history of comets are starting to come into focus, thanks to observations beamed home by the European Space Agency's Philae lander, the first probe ever to touch down on one of these icy objects.
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Best Space Stories of the Week — August 9, 2015
EGSY8p7 Galaxy
August 7th, 2015
Astronomers found the most far-flung galaxy ever discovered, NASA's Curiosity rover celebrated three years on Mars and Europe's Rosetta mission marked one year in orbit around a comet. Here are Space.com's top stories of the week.
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Best Space Stories of the Week — August 2, 2015
Auroras on Brown Dwarf LSR J1835+3259
August 2nd, 2015
An alien aurora 1 million times brighter than Earth's, robots building a moon telescope, a $5.5 billion asteroid and more in Space.com's top news stories of the week.
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