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Credits: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Updated comet shape model

Last week we shared a shape model of comet 67P/C-G based on the previous week’s images. Now the OSIRIS team have used images taken from 14-24 July to create a revised, more detailed model. This model is...

Crop from the 27 July processed image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, to focus on the comet nucleus. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

CometWatch 25-27 July

Rosetta navigation camera (NAVCAM) images taken on 25, 26 and 27 July 2014. Displayed are the full-frame 1024 x 1024 pixel images with a crop from an interpolated view, processed to enhance the contrast on the nucleus. Underneath...

Crop from the interpolated image taken of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 24 July, to focus on the comet nucleus. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

CometWatch – 24 July

Rosetta navigation camera (NAVCAM) image taken on 24 July 2014. Click here to view and download a high resolution processed version of the full-frame image. The next NAVCAM images will be published here on the blog on Monday 28...

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New Rosetta Social Media theme kit

Our old friends are back! We were very happy to release a new episode of our Rosetta ‘Once upon a time…’ story earlier this week, and we are delighted to see such a great number of you...

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Hints of features

In this week’s images, taken on 20 July from a distance of 5,500 km, comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s largest features are beginning to stand out in the OSIRIS narrow angle camera view. Each image in this sequence is separated...

Can you spot Rosetta in this scale image? It's 125x smaller than 67P/C-G. Credit: ESA

Last of the FATties

With about 4500 km separating Rosetta from comet 67P/C-G, the spacecraft will conduct the last of four FAT – ‘Far Approach Trajectory’ – orbit correction manoeuvres later today.

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Once upon a time…

...there was a spacecraft called Rosetta. Rosetta had been travelling in space for 10 years, towards a comet called 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Before long, Rosetta was able to see the comet in the distance, and she took stunning pictures...

ESOC serves as the Operations Control Centre for ESA missions, and hosts our Main Control Room. Credit: ESA/J. Mai

Call for media: Rosetta’s comet rendezvous

From today's ESA press release announcing the media event for Rosetta's arrival at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 6 August. The event will also be streamed live; details below: The media are invited to join ESA’s science and mission...

Comet 67P/C-G imaged on 14 July 2014 from a distance of approximately 12 000 km.
Credits: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

The dual personality of comet 67P/C-G

This week’s images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reveal an extraordinarily irregular shape. We had hints of that in last week’s images and in the unscheduled previews that were seen a few days ago, and in that short time...

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Access to Rosetta data

After yesterday's unscheduled release of images of 67P/C-G, our next release will be tomorrow at 15:00 CEST as planned, containing new images and a movie, coordinated with all partners involved in the Rosetta mission. In the meantime,...

Rosetta and comet 67P/C-G to scale, assuming Rosetta is orbiting at a distance of 10 km, and the comet is about 4 km wide. Credits: ESA.

The third ‘fat’ burn

  We’re heading for the final 10,000 km between Rosetta and comet 67P/C-G today, with four of ten rendezvous burns left to complete before arriving on 6 August. Tomorrow’s burn is the third of four so-called ‘Far...

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 4 July 2014. Credits:  ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

The three faces of Rosetta’s comet

What a difference a week can make. Even in the six days since the last image, the shape of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is becoming much more apparent, although still heavily pixelated. This sequence of three images are separated...

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Rosetta, are we there yet?

Missed out on the “Wake Up Rosetta” competition earlier this year? Want another chance to win a trip to ESA’s mission control for Philae’s landing on the comet? You're in the right place! We're delighted to announce...

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Half way through the burns!

Five down, five to go! We’re now half way through the rendezvous burn manoeuvres needed to put Rosetta on course with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and tomorrow will check off the sixth. Tomorrow’s burn is also the second of...