Rosetta Sets Sights on Destination Comet

This image of comet 67P/Churymov-Gerasimenko was taken on March 21, 2014, by the narrow-angle camera of the Rosetta spacecraft's Optical, Spectroscopic and Infrared Remote Imaging System (OSIRIS). Image Credit:  ESA © 2014 MPS for OSIRIS-Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/

Comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 28 February 2014

I spy... with a ground-based telescope... Rosetta's comet! For the last few months, the comet has been behind the Sun from our vantage point on Earth, but it's now back in the field of view of ESO's VLT – this image was taken on 28 Feb. Credit: esa.int

Interactive Comet Animation

The interactive animation shows us how comets work. You can make your own "custom comet" by adjusting the orbit size and the eccentricity (how "oval-shaped" the orbit is) of the comet's orbit. Credit: JPL/NASA

Rosetta ready for payload check-out

The science and mission operations teams looking after Rosetta have been hard at work in the six weeks since wake up on 20 January 2014. The post-wake-up period ending 2 March has been mainly dedicated to the... Credit: ESA–J. Huart, 2013