Close Encounter

Highlights from Rosetta’s closest comet flyby yet

Rosetta's closest encounter

On 14 February 2015, Rosetta made its closest encounter with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasemenko at just 6 km from the surface.

Mission control at closest approach

Rosetta is preparing to make a close encounter with its comet tomorrow, on 14 February, passing just 6 km from the surface.

Rosetta leans in for a Kiss this Valentine’s Day!

Be our Valentine for Rosetta’s closest approach of comet 67/P this February 14th

Crunchy Comets

Researchers say that comets have hard outer crusts, and soft interiors, somewhat like the composition of deep fried cream. Image credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

Rosetta Infographic