Rosetta, Europe's Comet Chasing Spacecraft: Latest News, Images and Video
Learn more about the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft that arrived at Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on Aug. 6, 2014.
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is richer in organic molecules than scientists thought, which could have implications for how life on Earth began.
Comet 67P, which famously hosted the first-ever cometary lander in 2014, made its closest approach to Earth on Friday (Nov. 12).
The weird "neck" between the lobes of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko spotted by the Rosetta spacecraft formed in part because the comet had a brittle interior, a new study shows.
If you regard comets as big old dirty snowballs, boringly uniform and featureless, this photo will set you straight.
Nearly 100,000 high-resolution images of a comet, two asteroids, Earth and Mars are now all available to the public online.
More samples of comets are urgently needed to better understand the early history of the solar system, say researchers analyzing comet dust brought back to Earth by NASA’s Stardust mission in 2006.
A Twitter user managed to turn 25 minutes worth of images from the ESA's comet lander into a dramatic short film.
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