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Rosetta Mission

A European Space Agency mission to explore Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Launched in 2004, the craft arrived in 2014, becoming the first spacecraft to orbit a comet. Rosetta, which will study the comet through the end of 2015, as the comet moves closer to the Sun, also carries a small probe to land on the comet.

Featured Images

Comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko on September 29

Final Approach September 29, 2016

Images of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko on August 12

Busy Comet August 15, 2015

Rosetta view of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko on March 22, 2015

Messy Comet April 2, 2015

Rosetta view of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko on February 14, 2015

Imhotep February 21, 2015

Philae lander view of its landing site

Stuck? November 14, 2014

View of Philae lander and its target comet

Headed for a Comet November 12, 2014

Artist's concept of Philae lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

Touchdown! November 12, 2014

October 7 view of Rosetta spacecraft and its target comet

Neighbors October 14, 2014

Landing site for the Rosetta comet probe

Comet Target September 29, 2014

Radio Programs

End of Rosetta Final rendezvous with a comet September 5, 2016

Floating Comet Bobbing along with a rubber duckie March 12, 2015