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Photos: Europe's Rosetta Comet Mission in Pictures

Comet 67P/C-G Before Rosetta Arrival

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

Comet 67P/C-G flies 177 miles (285 kilometers) from the Rosetta Probe on Aug. 3, 2014. Read the Full Story Here.

Comet 67P/C-G Activity

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

ESA's Rosetta probe spots activity from its target comet: Comet 67P/C-G on Aug. 2, 2014. Read the Full Story Here.

ESA's Main Control Room During Rosetta's Arrival

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Inside ESA's Main Control Room during Rosetta's arrival at comet 67P, Aug. 6, 2014. Read the full story.

European Space Agency Rosetta Comet Arrival Event

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European Space Agency Rosetta comet arrival event at ESOC, Darmstadt, on Aug. 6, 2014. Read the full story.

Inside the Main Control Room During Rosetta's Arrival

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Inside the Main Control Room during Rosetta's arrival at comet 67P on Aug. 6, 2014. Read the full story.

European Space Agency Rosetta Arrival Event

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ESA Director-General Jean-Jacques Dordain speaks to a gathered crowd at the at the European Space Agency's ESOC mission operations center with a model of the comet being chased space agency's Rosetta probe on Aug. 6, 2014. Read the Full Story Here.

Rosetta Arrival Crowd

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A crowd of attendees at the European Space Agency's ESOC mission operations center listens to presentations as Rosetta makes its arrival at Comet 67P/C-G on Aug. 6, 2014. Read the Full Story Here.

Rosetta's Trajectory

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This graphic timeline illustrates the milestones from Rosetta's launch to its encounter with the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Read the Full Story Here.

Thomas Reiter at the Rosetta Arrival

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Thomas Reiter, ESA’s Director of Human Spaceflight and Mission Operations and Head of the European Space Operations Centre, ESOC speaks to the crowd during the Rosetta probe's arrival at Comet 67P on Aug. 6, 2014. Read the Full Story Here.

Matt Taylor Discussing Rosetta

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Mission scientist Matt Taylor talks about the Rosetta probe's mission to a comet on Aug. 6, 2014. Read the Full Story Here.

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