News Archive

  • 07.28.2016
    Detailed analysis of data collected by Rosetta show that comets are the ancient leftovers of early Solar System formation, and not younger fragments resulting from subsequent collisions between other, larger bodies.
  • 07.26.2016
    Tomorrow, 27 July 2016 at 09:00 UTC / 11:00 CEST, the Electrical Support System Processor Unit (ESS) on Rosetta will be switched off. The ESS is the interface used for communications between Rosetta and the lander, Philae,...
  • 07.22.2016
    This week's CometWatch entry is an image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta's NAVCAM, taken on 16 July 2016 when the spacecraft was 9.5 km from the centre of the comet nucleus.
  • 07.22.2016
    Close-up view of surface textures in the Ma’at region, close to the boundary with Maftet, on the small lobe of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
  • 07.21.2016
    The decision has been made for the location of Rosetta’s controlled impact on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 30 September 2016, ending the mission.
  • 07.20.2016
    The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft is set to complete its mission in a controlled descent to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenkoon on September 30, 2016. NASA contributed three instruments to Rosetta - ALICE, MIRO, and IES - plus a significant portion of the electronics package for another instrument, ROSINA.
  • 07.15.2016
    This week's CometWatch image was taken with Rosetta's NAVCAM on 9 July 2016, when the spacecraft was 11.7 km from the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
  • 07.11.2016
    Perhaps best known to the outside world as the final project manager for JPL's Galileo mission to Jupiter and as the U.S. project scientist for the Rosetta comet mission, Claudia will forever be remembered here on lab for her leadership, scientific acumen, and seemingly unassailable curiosity and enthusiasm for all things space -- and people.
  • 07.11.2016
    Today's CometWatch entry, also featured as ESA Space Science Image of the Week, is an image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken with Rosetta's navigation camera (NAVCAM) on 30 June 2016, from a distance of 25.8 km.
  • 07.10.2016
    #‎OTD‬ 6 years ago, on 10 July 2010, Rosetta flew 3162 km past asteroid Lutetia, on her way to Comet 67P/C-G. The encounter revealed the first close-up images of this large and ancient asteroid