ESAHangout: Where will Philae land?

Join us for our next ESA Rosetta G+ Hangout on Tuesday 2 September 1600-1700 CEST. - Google+

Rosetta Mission Asks: What Can We Learn from Comets?

The Rosetta mission will give us an unprecedented look inside a comet, watching the icy traveler become active as it nears the sun. What can we learn from this adventure?

Rosetta: Landing Site Search Narrows

The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission has chosen five candidate landing sites on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for its Philae lander. 

Landing site search narrows

The approximate locations of the five candidate regions are marked on these OSIRIS narrow-angle camera images taken on 16 August from a distance of about 100 km. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Landing site selection: the race is on

This coming weekend up to five candidate landing sites will be proposed for further analysis (they will be announced on Monday), but what exactly goes into choosing a landing site, and who gets to decide?

Rosetta Infographic