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  • 09.30.2016
    Rosetta's Navigation Camera captured five images shortly after the collision manoeuvre last night, which were used by flight dynamics teams to confirm the spacecraft is on track to impact its target in the Ma'at region of Comet 67P/C-G.
  • 09.30.2016
    We just received this image from the OSIRIS wide-angle camera, taken at 02:17 UT at the comet. It shows the target impact region just coming in to view in the lower left –look for the distinctive shape of the Ma'at pits.
  • 09.30.2016
    Rosetta's Navigation Camera captured five images shortly after the collision manoeuvre last night, which are being analysed by flight dynamics to confirm the spacecraft is on track to impact its target in the Ma'at region of Comet 67P/C-G later today.
  • 09.30.2016
    Based on the Navigation Camera images taken shortly after last night's collision manoeuvre, flight dynamics analysis has refined the predicted time of Rosetta's impact into the Ma'at region on the small lobe of Comet 67P/C-G to 10:38:32 UT+/- 2 minutes at the comet.
  • 09.30.2016
    We've started to get images from Rosetta's descent. This one was taken by the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera at 01:20 UT, from a distance of around 16 km.
  • 09.29.2016
    Many thanks to all the scientists here on Earth who are piecing together the data collected by the Rosetta mission at Comet #67P! #LivingWithAComet #CometLanding #ForScience
  • 09.29.2016
    Rosetta has completed its final manoeuvre and is now on a collision course with Comet 67P/C-G.
  • 09.29.2016
    Rosetta's OSIRIS wide-angle camera captured this image at 11:49 GMT on 29 September 2016, when the spacecraft was 22.9 km from Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
  • 09.29.2016
    Over the past two years, the Rosetta mission has captured the imagination of many people worldwide, stimulating them to produce art and music, and to undertake other creative activities with friends and families – some even made further education or career choices inspired by the mission.
  • 09.29.2016
    The ROSINA instrument on Rosetta has been “sniffing” the environment of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for the past couple of years, obtaining unprecedented measurements of the gases found in a comet's atmosphere. Besides the main component – water vapour – ROSINA detected a wide variety of chemical species, from simple atoms to increasingly complex molecules, including some ingredients that were crucial for the origin of life on Earth.

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