Enhanced single frame NAVCAM view on Comet 67P/C-G taken on 17 June 2016 from a distance of 30.8 km. The image scale is 2.6 m/pixel and the image measures 2.7 km across. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NavCam – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

CometWatch 17 June

This week’s CometWatch entry soaks up the sights of a number of regions on both the small (right) and large (left) lobes of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was taken by Rosetta’s NAVCAM on 17 June from a...

Enhanced single-frame NAVCAM view of Comet 67P/C-G on 13 June 2016, taken from a distance of 28.5 km. The image scale is 2.4m/pixel and the image measures 2.5km across. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NavCam – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

CometWatch 13 June

This image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken by Rosetta’s NAVCAM on 13 June 2016 from a distance of 28.5 km to the centre of the comet. The image captures the striking contrast of terrains between several regions...

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CometWatch 2 June

This week's CometWatch entry is an image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken with Rosetta's NAVCAM on 2 June 2016, when the spacecraft was 23.6 km from the comet centre. In this orientation, the small comet lobe is in...

Enhanced NAVCAM image of Comet 67P/C-G taken on 30 May 2016, 7 km from the nucleus centre (about 6.5 km from the surface taking into account the orientation and inclination of the spacecraft with respect to the surface). The average scale is 0.55 m/pixel and the image measures about 570 m across. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

CometWatch 30 May

Today’s CometWatch entry features a NAVCAM image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by Rosetta on 30 May from a distance of about 6.5 km from the surface. The image captures the boundaries between Imhotep (the smooth region to...

OSIRIS narrow-angle camera image taken in the morning of 28 May 2016 (many hours before the safe mode) when Rosetta was 7.05 km from the centre of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The scale is 0.13 m/pixel.

Rosetta safe mode 5 km from comet

Over the weekend, Rosetta experienced a ‘safe mode’ event 5 km from the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Contact with the spacecraft has since been recovered and the mission teams are working to resume normal operations. “We lost...

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Rosetta’s comet contains ingredients for life

This story is mirrored from the ESA Web Portal Ingredients regarded as crucial for the origin of life on Earth have been discovered at the comet that ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has been probing for almost two years....

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CometWatch 19 May

This week's CometWatch entry is an image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken with Rosetta's NAVCAM on 19 May 2016, when the spacecraft was 7.6 km from the centre of the comet nucleus and about 5.6 km from the...

Enhanced NAVCAM image of Comet 67P/C-G taken on 15 May 2016, 9.88 km from the nucleus. The scale is 0.84 m/pixel and the image measures 862 m across. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

CometWatch 15 May

This week’s CometWatch entry from Rosetta’s NAVCAM was taken on 15 May 2016 when the spacecraft was 9.88 km from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. This impressive close-up captures the relatively flat regions of Aker and Khepry on the comet’s...

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Artistic tributes to the Rosetta mission

Over the past two years, Rosetta has approached, reached and followed Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, collecting unprecedented images and other scientific data and dropping the Philae lander on to its surface to perform in-situ measurements. While communicating the mission's...

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CometWatch 1 May

This week's CometWatch is an image taken with Rosetta's NAVCAM on 1 May 2016, when the spacecraft was 18.8 km from the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The view shows a portion of the large comet lobe on...

OSIRIS NAC images taken from around 30 km in September 2014. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

OSIRIS data release: close orbits and lander delivery

The Rosetta Downlink and Archive group are pleased to announce the release of over 4000 OSIRIS images to the Archive Image Browser and the Planetary Science Archive. An Archive Science Review was successfully held in February resulting the need for...

Enhanced NAVCAM image of Comet 67P/C-G taken on 24 April 2016, 28 km from the nucleus. The scale is 2.4 m/pixel and the image measures 2.4 km across. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0.

CometWatch 24 April

This week's CometWatch was taken by Rosetta's NAVCAM on 24 April 2016, 28 km from the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. It captures a beautiful ‘skyline’ taking in parts of the comet’s southern hemisphere regions. Bes and Geb...

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CometWatch 19 April

This week's CometWatch features an image obtained with Rosetta's NAVCAM on 19 April 2016, 29.4 km from the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. At these close distances, the comet nucleus overfills the field of view of the camera. In...

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Space science image of the week: Around Anuket

A recent NAVCAM image of Comet 67P-Churyumov Gerasimenko is featured as our ESA Space Science Image of the Week. Vaguely suggestive of a face immersed in deep thoughts, the image shows the rough landscape of Anuket, a...

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CometWatch 10 April

After a far excursion to explore the tail of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Rosetta is now back to closer distances from the comet nucleus. This week's CometWatch image was obtained with Rosetta's NAVCAM at 01:39 UTC on 10 April...