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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On Comet, 'Ballerina' Rocks Perform Balancing Act (Photos)
 Boulders on Comet 67P/C-G
May 18th, 2015
Three boulders balancing like ballerinas have been spotted on the surface of a comet by the Rosetta spacecraft. Only a small area on the surface of each rock is touching the ground, similar to "balancing rocks" seen on Earth.
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On Comet, Philae Lander Still Silent as Europe Keeps Listening
Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on March 18, 2015
March 26th, 2015
The first spacecraft to make a soft-landing on a comet is still quiet on the dusty cosmic body, despite being hailed by another probe orbiting the lander.
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Rosetta Spacecraft Sees Its Shadow on a Comet (Photo)
Rosetta's Shadow on Comet 67P
March 5th, 2015
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft took the picture during a close flyby of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Feb. 14, when the sun, spacecraft and comet were all neatly aligned.
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What It Would Be Like to Live On a Comet
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Rosetta
April 7th, 2015
Living on comets requires great care — the gravity is so weak that you could easily jump off the frozen bodies and into space.
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Rosetta Spacecraft Makes Nitrogen Discovery on Comet
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko March 14, 2015
March 20th, 2015
Molecular nitrogen – one of the key ingredients that put together the young solar system – has been found on a comet by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft. See what the discovery means for our understanding of the planets and solar system.
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Rosetta Probe Snaps Awesome Comet Photo in Harrowing Close Encounter
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Seen from 9.5 Miles
March 4th, 2015
Europe's Rosetta spacecraft recently beamed back an amazing photo of its comet taken during a risky, close flyby of the dusty cosmic body.
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Rosetta Spacecraft Gets Confused by Rough Comet 'Weather'
Comet 67P/C-G on March 22, 2015
April 7th, 2015
As the European Rosetta spacecraft continues to explore Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it gradually gets closer to the sun, it's having to deal with some very inclement orbital weather.
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Rosetta Spacecraft Listens for Wake-Up Call From Philae Comet Lander
Philae Lander Search Area
March 12th, 2015
The first human-made spacecraft to soft-land on the surface of a comet might be waking up soon.
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