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Photos: Europe's Rosetta Comet Mission in Pictures

Philae Discovery Image

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

Here is the Philae discovery image by Rosetta from Sept. 2, 2016 without the red circle. Philae can still be seen, but it's a tough job.

Finding Philae

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

This montage of images shows the location of Philae on the surface of Comet 67P.

ROLIS Captures Descent of Philae

ESA/Rosetta/Philae/ROLIS/DLR

This photo from the European Space Agency is the Philae lander's view of its landing site on Comet 67P/C-G's surface. Image release Nov. 13, 2014. [See Space.com's full coverage.]

See more amazing comet photos by Rosetta in this Space.com gallery.

Rosetta navigation camera image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

ESA/Rosetta/NavCam – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

This single-frame Rosetta navigation camera image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken on October 19, 2014, at a distance of approximately 4.9 miles (7.9 km) from the comet's surface and released on May 28, 2015. Read the Full Story.

ESA/Rosetta/NavCam – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

This NavCam image of Comet 67P/C-G taken on Oct. 23, 2014 and released on May 5. The image shows a feature of the comet known as the cliffs of Hathor, which are roughly 2,952 feet (900 meters) high. Read the Full Story.

Surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

ESA/Rosetta/NavCam – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

This image of the rocky, lifeless surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken by the NavCam instrument on the Rosetta spacecraft on Oct. 27, 2014, and released on May 26, 2015. Read the Full Story.

The Hatmehit Region

ESA/Rosetta/NavCam – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

The Hatmehit region on the small lobe of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as seen by NavCam on November 12, 2014. This image was released on May 28, 2015. Read the Full Story.

Surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Rocky

ESA/Rosetta/NavCam – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

This image of the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken by the NavCam instrument on the Rosetta spacecraft on Oct. 26, 2014, and released on May 26, 2015. Read the Full Story.

Three Boulders on Comet 67P/C-G

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

Three unusual boulders are found in the Aker region of Comet 67P/C-G, on the comet’s large lobe (marked with square). Image released May 18, 2015.

Boulders on Comet 67P/C-G

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

This image of the boulders on Comet 67P/C-G was taken by OSIRIS on Sept. 1, 2014, from a distance of 18 miles (29 km.).

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