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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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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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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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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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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