Rosetta mission

Even Comets Can Have Auroras. Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Does

The ESA's Rosetta mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko ended four years ago. On September 30th 2016 the spacecraft was directed into…

2 months ago

Rosetta Saw Collapsing Cliffs and Other Changes on 67P During its Mission

It seems that comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko is not the stoic, unchanging Solar System traveller that it might seem to be. Scientists…

1 year ago

New Image Shows the Rugged Landscape of Comet 67P

Thanks to an amateur astronomer, the latest image to come from the Rosetta mission provides of glimpse of the surface…

2 years ago

This was the Snowstorm Rosetta Saw When it Got 79 km Away From Comet 67P

The ESA recently released images taken by the Rosetta spacecraft when it witnessed a "snowstorm" while making a flyby of…

3 years ago

Here’s Something We Never Thought We’d See on a Comet: Shifting Dunes

The Rosetta mission’s close-up views of the curiously-shaped Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko have already changed some long-held ideas about comets. But here’s…

4 years ago

Goodbye Forever Philae; We Hardly Knew Ye

You can’t say they didn’t try, but the news is sad nonetheless. ESA announced the mission for the Philae lander…

4 years ago