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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Wild, History-Making Comet Landing By Philae Probe Recreated in Video
Philae Lander Touchdown
November 16th, 2015
The new video, which the European Space Agency (ESA) released last week, reconstructs history's first-ever soft touchdown on a comet, which was performed by the Rosetta mission's Philae lander on Nov. 12, 2014.
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Modern Mystery: Ancient Comet Is Spewing Oxygen
Comet 67P's Jets
October 28th, 2015
In a surprise finding for scientists, the Rosetta spacecraft detected molecular oxygen in the gas streaming off comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
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Welcome to the Dark Side: Comet's Hidden Face Emerges
Comet 67P's Dark Side
October 3rd, 2015
For a long five and a half years, Comet 67P's southern side has been shrouded by darkness. Now, it's coming into the light, and new microwave images, taken before the big reveal, suggest that the comet's "dark side" may have a very unusual composition.
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Rosetta Team Names Comet Features for Lost Colleagues
C. Alexander Gate
October 21st, 2015
Scientists with ESA's Rosetta mission named two surface features on comet 67P/C-G for scientists from the mission team who recently passed away.
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Here Comes the Sun: Water Blasts on Comets Tied to Sunlight Cycle
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Seen By Rosetta
September 23rd, 2015
Observations by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft show that surface ice on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which Rosetta has been orbiting since August 2014, appears and disappears on a daily cycle tied to illumination by the sun.
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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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Take a Trip to Comet 67P in This Awesome Video from the Philae Lander
Philae's Descent Video Still
October 16th, 2015
As the Philae lander plunged down to land on a comet in 2014, it captured a view of the great comet closer than any had ever seen. Now a new video lets viewers ride along, showing exactly what the lander saw as it descended.
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