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, 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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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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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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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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These Spectacular Comet Photos from Rosetta Will Only Get Better
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Flying Through Deep Space
February 12th, 2015
A European spacecraft orbiting a comet continues to beam incredible photos of the icy, dusty cosmic body back to Earth.
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