Catching a Comet

Special Issue | 23 January 2015: Science's special section contains the first published scientific results from Rosetta at comet 67P.

Rosetta Comet 'Pouring' More Water Into Space

There has been a significant increase in the amount of water "pouring" out of the Rosetta mission's comet

Comet Vital Statistics

Summary properties of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, as determined by Rosetta’s instruments during the first few months of its comet encounter. The full range of values are presented and discussed in a series of papers published in the 23 January 2015 issue of the journal Science.

Getting to Know Rosetta’s Comet

Rosetta is revealing its host comet as having a remarkable array of surface features and with many processes contributing to its activity, painting a complex picture of its evolution

Rosetta Orbiter to Swoop Down On Comet in February

Rosetta is expected to come within four miles (six kilometers) of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko in February. The flyby will be the closest the comet explorer will come during its prime mission.

Rosetta Infographic