News Archive

  • 09.30.2016
    Here's a sequence of images captured by Rosetta during its descent to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 30 September.
  • 09.30.2016
    Another striking image from Rosetta's descent onto the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken with the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera at 08:21 GMT from an altitude of about 5.7 km.
  • 09.30.2016
    As Rosetta approaches the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the Comet Pressure Sensor (COPS) on the ROSINA instrument is measuring the gas pressure around the nucleus increasing!
  • 09.30.2016
    Throughout the entire Rosetta mission, the Flight Dynamics team at ESOC have been some of the hardest-working, behind-the-scenes wizards ensuring navigation – and today is no exception. They also have some of the coolest visualization tools in the Solar System!
  • 09.30.2016
    As Rosetta continues its descent onto the Ma'at region on the small lobe of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera captured this image at 08:18 GMT from an altitude of about 5.8 km.
  • 09.30.2016
    As Rosetta gets closer and closer to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera captured this beautifully detailed image of the comet surface at 06:53 GMT from an altitude of about 8.9 km.
  • 09.30.2016
    During Rosetta's final descent, which is currently undergoing, the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera captured this image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at 05:25 GMT from an altitude of about 11.7 km.
  • 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.

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