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Photos: Europe's Rosetta Comet Mission in Pictures

Comet 67P from 63 Miles

ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

Rosetta spacecraft's navigation camera (NAVCAM) obtained this image of comet 67P/C-G on August 11, 2014, at a distance of about 63 miles (102 km).

Comet 67P from 71 Miles

ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

Rosetta spacecraft's navigation camera (NAVCAM) obtained this image of comet 67P/C-G on August 13, 2014, at a distance of about 71 miles (115 km).

Rosetta's Comet in 3D

ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

You can view this anaglyph image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko using stereoscopic glasses with red–green/blue filters. Rosetta's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera took the two images combined here on August 7, 2014 from a distance of 65 miles (104 kilometers), separated by 17 minutes.

Comet on 7 August (A)

ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was imaged by spacecraft on 7 August from a distance of 65 miles (104 km). It makes a 3D anaglyph image with another image, the two taken 17 minutes apart.

Comet on 7 August (B)

ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was imaged by spacecraft on 7 August from a distance of 65 miles (104 km). It makes a 3D anaglyph image with another image, the two taken 17 minutes apart.

Comet 67P from 60 Miles

ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

ESA's Rosetta spacecraft took a full-frame NAVCAM image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on August 6, 2014, from a distance of about 60 miles (96 km.).

Comet 67P from 90 Miles

ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

ESA's Rosetta spacecraft took a full-frame NAVCAM image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on August 5, 2014, from a distance of about 90 miles (145 km.).

Comet 67P Close-Up

ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Rosetta spacecraft's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera obtained this close-up detail of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on August 6, 2014. The comet’s "head" lies at the left, casting shadows onto the "neck" and "body" to the right. Read the full story.

Comet 67P Details

ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Rosetta spacecraft's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera obtained this close-up detail of a smooth region on the "base" of the "body" section of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on August 6, 2014. Read the full story.

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Aug. 4: Rosetta

ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

The Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is seen by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft on Aug. 4, 2014, just two days before the probe's arrival at the comet on Aug. 6, ending a 10-year and 4 billion-mile journey across space. Rosetta captured this photo with its Navcam imager. Read the Full Story Here.

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