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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Rosetta's Odd Comet Covered in 'Goose Bumps,' Pits, Cracks (Photos)
Comet 67P Regions
January 29th, 2015
The surface of a comet flying through deep space is pockmarked with weird features that are keeping curious scientists working with Europe's Rosetta comet mission busy.
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Philae Comet Lander Failed in Sample-Drilling Attempt, Might Try Again
Comet 67P on Nov. 17, 2014
January 6th, 2015
A European lander currently hibernating on a comet, did not successfully sample the icy body using a drill after the probe made its historic comet landing in November.
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Rosetta Spacecraft's Comet Water Discovery: What It Means for Earth
Comet 67P on Dec 1, 2014
December 12th, 2014
Where did Earth's water come from? Comets? Asteroids? New data from the Rosetta spacecraft orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko shows that comets — once thought responsible for seeding Earth with water — might not have delivered water to the planet.
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Earth's Interplanetary Dust Traced to Comets by Rosetta Probe
Comet 67P from 5 Miles (8 Km)
January 26th, 2015
The interplanetary dust particles that fall to Earth from outer space apparently come from comets, according to the latest findings from Europe's Rosetta spacecraft. This discovery could shed light on the origins of Earth and the rest of the solar system.
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Daring Philae Comet Landing Named Top Breakthrough of 2014
Comet 67P/C-G seen from Rosetta
December 18th, 2014
The first-ever soft landing of a robotic probe the surface of a comet has just been named the top scientific breakthrough of 2014 by the journal Science.
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Most of Earth's Water Came from Asteroids, Not Comets
Comet 67P on Dec. 7, 2014
December 10th, 2014
Asteroids, not comets, may have delivered most of Earth's water to the planet when the solar system was young, new data from a probe orbiting a comet suggests.
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Rosetta Documentary Airing Tonight on PBS
Comet 67P from Less Than 6.2 Miles (10 Km)
November 19th, 2014
Relive last week's thrilling comet landing tonight with a documentary about the historic space mission airing on PBS tonight (Nov. 19).
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Strange Comet Discoveries Revealed by Rosetta Spacecraft
Comet 67P on Jan. 16, 2015
January 22nd, 2015
It's craggy, powdery, mysterious, and even holds the building blocks of life. Scientists are now getting an up-close-and-personal view of a comet flying through deep space, thanks to Europe's Rosetta spacecraft.
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European Comet Lander May Wake Up from Space Slumber
Philae Lander's View of 'Perihelion Cliff' on Comet Surface
December 17th, 2014
It's now approaching summer in the presumed location of Europe's Philae lander on a comet, so the washing-machine-size probecould soon access enough energy to open its eyes and start working again, Rosetta mission scientists said.
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Philae Lander, Like Philae Obelisk, Is a Window to the Past
philae, obelisk, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Ben Altshuler
November 21st, 2014
The Philae lander is named for the Philae obelisk, as both are uncovering answers to ancient secrets.
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