News Archive

  • 09.02.2016
    This week’s CometWatch entry was taken with Rosetta’s NAVCAM on 22 August 2016, when the spacecraft was 6.8 km from the centre of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
  • 09.02.2016
    Post-perihelion changes, close flybys, and preparing for end of mission!
  • 09.02.2016
    Rosetta has imaged the smallest grains of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s dust yet, with its Micro-Imaging Dust Analysis System, MIDAS.
  • 08.25.2016
    In unprecedented observations made earlier this year, Rosetta unexpectedly captured a dramatic comet outburst that may have been triggered by a landslide. Nine of Rosetta’s instruments, including its cameras, dust collectors, and gas and plasma analysers, were monitoring the comet from about 35 km in a coordinated planned sequence when the outburst happened on 19 February.
  • 08.23.2016
    Work directly with US Rosetta Project Scientist, Bonnie Buratti and Project Manager, Art Chmielewski engaging educators in the introduction of small bodies, comparison of comets, the basic physics of comets and how to land on a comet. There will be hands on activities that can be done with students in the classroom. You will hear about the science that the mission has discovered and view some absolutely amazing images of 67P. There will be an opportunity to hear about the second landing on Churyumov-Gerasimenko scheduled for September 30, 2016.
  • 08.17.2016
    This week's CometWatch entry was taken with Rosetta's NAVCAM on 17 August 2016, when the spacecraft was 13.9 km from the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
  • 08.12.2016
    Today’s CometWatch entry features a new image from Rosetta’s NAVCAM (below) along with a round-up of images released from the OSIRIS narrow- and wide-angle cameras in the last week.
  • 08.11.2016
    The Rosetta Mission: Comet C-G up CloseAugust 11 & 12
  • 08.08.2016
    Two incredible years have passed since ESA’s comet-chaser Rosetta arrived at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 6 August 2014.
  • 08.05.2016
    We’re celebrating Rosetta’s two year anniversary at Comet 67P/C-G (tomorrow!) with a new animation visualising the spacecraft’s incredible adventure flying alongside the comet.