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

Learn more about the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, set to catch up to a comet on Aug. 6, 2014.
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Europe Unveils Comet Landing Site for Historic Rosetta Mission
The Philae comet lander on the European Rosetta spacecraft will land on Target J on the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on  Nov. 11, 2014.
September 15th, 2014
The European Space Agency on Monday (Sept. 15) unveiled the target comet landing site for its historic Rosetta mission, which will drop the Philae lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November.
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Colorful 1st Map of Rosetta Probe's Comet Target Revealed
Map of Rosetta's Comet
September 12th, 2014
Scientists drew borders around the distinct landscapes of a comet where the Rosetta spacecraft will land this fall.
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Weird Comet Is Darker Than Charcoal
Montage of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
September 8th, 2014
Instead of arriving at a bright, reflective, ice-covered heavenly body, the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe found that its target comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, appears darker than charcoal in some wavelengths of light.
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Landing Site for Comet-Chasing Rosetta Spacecraft to Be Revealed Soon
Candidate Landing Sites on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
September 5th, 2014
After weeks of scrutinizing possible landing sites on a comet, European Space Agency managers of the Rosetta mission will reveal where they plan to set their lander, Philae, in an announcement Sept. 15.
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Rosetta Spacecraft Takes Temperature of Comet 67P
Temperature Measurements of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko
August 14th, 2014
As the European-built Rosetta spacecraft neared its close encounter with a comet last week, it turned up a cosmic surprise: The comet is warmer than scientists were expecting.
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Rosetta Spacecraft Snaps Amazing Selfie with Comet Pal (Photo)
Rosetta Mission Self-Portrait at Comet
September 11th, 2014
Selfies can even be taken in deep space. The European Space Agency's comet-chasing Rosetta probe's Philae lander snapped a stunning photo of the spacecraft and its target comet, 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
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European Probe Has 5 Potential Drop Zones for Historic Comet Landing
Philae Candidate Landing Sites
August 25th, 2014
A robotic space probe is due to set down on a comet in November, and now scientists have identified five sites where it could land.
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