Rosetta spacecraft

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 the Building Blocks of Life on Comet 67P

Why is there so little nitrogen in Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P)? That's a question scientists asked themselves when they looked at…

10 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

An Astrophotographer Noticed a Chunk of Ice Orbiting Comet 67P in Rosetta’s Photos

The European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta mission spent two years at the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. At the end of September 2016,…

1 year ago

Rosetta Flew Through the Bow Shock of Comet 67P Several Times During its Mission

According to a new analysis of Rosetta data, the orbiter passed through the bow shock of Comet 67/P several times…

2 years ago

I Can’t Stop Watching This Amazing Animation from Comet 67P

Using images taken by the Rosetta spacecraft, a twitter user created a stunning video that shows what it is like…

3 years ago

What is the Asteroid Belt?

In the 18th century, observations made of all the known planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) led astronomers…

5 years ago

Spectacular Celestial Fireworks Commemorate Perihelion Passage of Rosetta’s Comet

Sequence of OSIRIS narrow-angle camera images from 12 August 2015, just a few hours before the comet reached perihelion. Credits:…

5 years ago

Rosetta Orbiter Approved for Extended Mission and Bold Comet Landing

Rosetta will attempt comet landing This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken on 15 June…

5 years ago

Rosetta Discovery of Surprise Molecular Breakup Mechanism in Comet Coma Alters Perceptions

A NASA science instrument flying aboard the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft has made a very surprising discovery -…

6 years ago