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Once Upon a Time: The amazing adventures of Rosetta and...

Watch the amazing cartoon adventures of Rosetta and Philae, now back-to-back in one special feature-length production. Find out how Rosetta and Philae first got inspired to visit a comet, and follow them on their incredible ten-year journey through...

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Rosetta’s complete journey – animation

Now in one complete animation: Rosetta’s trajectory around Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, from arrival to mission end. The animation begins on 31 July 2014, during Rosetta’s final approach to the comet after its ten-year journey through space. The spacecraft...

Impressions of Rosetta’s legacy: an e-book

In September–October 2016, over 200 people contributed to the Rosetta Legacy campaign, sharing stories, images, videos, creations and experiences to convey what the mission had meant to them. We decided to collect all contributions in an e-book,...

OSIRIS Data Release: March–May 2015

A new batch of thousands of images from Rosetta's OSIRIS imaging system have been released into ESA's Archive Image Browser and the Planetary Science Archive. This latest OSIRIS data release comprises 2423 narrow-angle camera images and 4378...

Reflections

Some ten weeks have passed since Rosetta ended its mission on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, and it is time for a little reflection here on the Rosetta blog... Over the past three years, we have written...

Icy surprises at Rosetta’s comet

This article is mirrored from the main ESA Web Portal. Rosetta’s comet approached its most active period last year, the spacecraft spotted carbon dioxide ice – never before seen on a comet – followed by the emergence...

Space Science Image of the Week: NAVCAM close-ups

A trio of the closest NAVCAM images of Comet 67P-Churyumov Gerasimenko is featured as our ESA Space Science Image of the Week. During the last few weeks of its mission at Comet 67P/C–G, the Rosetta spacecraft ventured closer...

An encounter with Klim Churyumov

Two years ago this week, the entire world was getting ready for a historic endeavour in space: the first soft landing of a human-made probe on a comet. On 12 November 2014, Rosetta's lander Philae landed on...

Rosetta Legacy winner announced

Between 6 September and 7 October 2016, we collected 235 contributions to the Rosetta Legacy tumblr. A huge and sincere thank you to all participants who shared experiences, stories and images of how the mission of Rosetta...

Rosetta phone Credit: ESA
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Rosetta’s deep-space ringtone

One of the responsibilities of the engineers on any mission's Flight Control Team is to monitor the spacecraft and react immediately in case of trouble.

Last NAVCAM archive release

The last batch of NAVCAM images taken by Rosetta during the final month of its incredible mission at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko have been released to the Archive Image Browser. The image set covers the period 2-30 September when the spacecraft was on...

Klim Churyumov (1937-2016)

We were saddened to learn the news yesterday that Klim Churyumov, who discovered Rosetta's comet together with Svetlana Gerasimenko in 1969, has passed away. Many of us had the pleasure to meet him at various Rosetta Mission events held...

CometWatch from Kepler

During the last month of Rosetta's operations at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, it was no longer possible to observe the comet with telescopes on Earth because it was not far from the Sun's position in the sky and therefore...

Rosetta’s Earth ‘twin’ switched off

Just as the real Rosetta spacecraft ended its mission on the comet a week ago today, so this week Rosetta's 'twin', an engineering qualification model here on Earth, was also switched off. The replica Rosetta had been...

Rosetta impact site named Sais

In case you missed it during our live coverage on Friday, Rosetta's impact site has been named Sais. Mission Manager Patrick Martin announced the name of the impact site after contact with the comet's surface was confirmed and...

Alice’s last spectra

We were happy to spot this tweet from Rosetta's Alice instrument Principal Investigator Alan Stern over the weekend, showing the final spectrograph image obtained by the instrument moments before Rosetta impacted on to the surface of the comet on Friday: Heading...