#Rosetta

Rosetta: Explore 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko in 3D, courtesy of Rosetta

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Rosetta might have ended it's mission last week but touching down on the surface of 67P/Churyumov and powering off - but thanks to an interactive tool from the European Space Agency you can continue to explore Rosetta. The rendering of the comet is based on images taken with...

Rosetta: Join us as we countdown to the end of Rosetta’s historic mission to Comet 67P

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The Rosetta probe is set to end its mission to Comet 67P with a controlled descent to the surface of its comet at around 11:20 GMT. A live-stream of the event provided by the European Space Agency is below. While it has been widely reported that Rosetta will...

Complex Organic Molecules Found on Rosetta’s Comet

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The ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has found complex, solid organic molecules in dust particles coming off 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, giving more weight to the theory that organic compounds and even life itself came from the stars. The ESA announced the finding on their blog; saying that "Rosetta’s dust-analysing COSIMA (COmetary Secondary...

Rosetta: Communication with Philae lander shutdown for good

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The European Space Agency is shutting down communications with the Philae lander for good. The lander landed on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko in 2014 The Lander tweeted it final goodbye saying; "It’s time for me to say goodbye. Tomorrow, the unit on @ESA_Rosetta for communication with me will be...

Rosetta’s ‘rubber duck’ comet was once two objects

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The rubber duck-shaped comet being followed by Europe's Rosetta probe used to be two separate objects. Scientists say pictures of 67P show its two lobes to have "onion skin" layers that intersect in a way that can only be the result of two different bodies having collided and...