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?

As Seen by Rosetta: Comet Surface Variations

A new image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko shows the diversity of surface structures on the comet's nucleus. 

Rosetta Round-up with UBS and Special Guests!

AFM’s Under British Skies crew returns to radio Sunday, Aug 17, 1900 UTC / 3pm ET with an exciting program featuring key players of ESA’s Rosetta comet mission!

Rosetta Infographic