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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Your Help Wanted to Name Rosetta Mission's Comet Landing Site
Rosetta Close-Up of Comet Landing Zone, "Site J"
October 17th, 2014
ESA officials are asking the public to come up with a better name for the spot on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko where the Rosetta mission will drop a lander during a historic, unprecedented maneuver on Nov. 12.
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Rosetta Spacecraft Spots 'Pyramid' Boulder on Comet (Photos)
'Cheops' Boulder on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
October 13th, 2014
Rosetta team members have named the 82-foot-tall boulder on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko "Cheops," after the largest pyramid in Egypt's famous Giza complex.
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European Probe Snaps Spectacular Comet Close-Ups (Photos, Video)
Comet 67P on Sept. 19, 2014
September 23rd, 2014
The Rosetta spacecraft's NAVCAM captured four photos that ESA stitched together to create a close-up mosaic of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
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Rosetta Spacecraft's Comet Companion Is Spouting Jets (Photo)
Jets Erupting on Comet 67P, Sept. 26, 2014
October 3rd, 2014
The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe, which arrived in orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August after a 10-year deep-space chase, has photographed jets erupting from the icy wanderer's surface.
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Rosetta Spacecraft's Comet Target: 5 Strange Facts
Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko Seen at a Distance of 17.3 Miles
September 22nd, 2014
A probe flying through deep space has been beaming back amazing photos and information about its target comet since arriving at the cosmic body in August.
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Amazing Selfie with Comet Snapped by European Spacecraft (Photo)
rosetta with comet
October 15th, 2014
With an icy comet lurking just over its shoulder, a far-flung European spacecraft snapped a selfie in outer space.
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European Spacecraft to Make Historic Comet Landing on Nov. 12
Rosetta Mission's Comet Landing Site
September 29th, 2014
On Nov. 12, the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe will try to drop a robotic lander onto the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. No spacecraft has ever attempted a soft landing on a comet before.
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