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CometWatch – 21 August

Rosetta navigation camera (NAVCAM) image taken on 21 August 2014 at a distance of about 69 km from comet 67P/C-G. View and download image here.

Artist impression of  Rosetta approaching comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The comet image was taken on 2 August 2014 by the spacecraft's navigation camera at a distance of about 500 km.
Credits: Spacecraft: ESA/ATG medialab; Comet: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

Determining the mass of comet 67P/C-G

Rosetta is equipped with a range of instruments to analyse comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, but the spacecraft itself can also be used to determine properties of the comet. As the spacecraft passes close to comet 67P/C-G, it is pulled...

Rosetta navigation camera (NAVCAM) image taken on 20 August 2014 at a distance of about 83 km from comet 67P/C-G. The comet nucleus is about 4 km across.

CometWatch – 20 August

Rosetta navigation camera (NAVCAM) image taken on 20 August 2014 at a distance of about 83 km from comet 67P/C-G.

Rosetta's Philae lander
Credits: ESA/ATG medialab
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Landing site selection: the race is on

Rosetta has been at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for two weeks, collecting critical data that are now being used to identify candidate landing sites for Philae. This coming weekend up to five candidate landing sites will be proposed for further...

Full-frame NAVCAM image taken on 19 August 2014 from a distance of about 79 km from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

CometWatch – 19 August

Rosetta navigation camera (NAVCAM) image taken on 19 August 2014 at a distance of about 79 km from comet 67P/C-G.

Full-frame NAVCAM image taken on 18 August 2014 from a distance of about 84 km from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

CometWatch – 18 August

Rosetta navigation camera (NAVCAM) image taken on 18 August 2014 at a distance of about 84 km from comet 67P/C-G.

Full-frame NAVCAM image taken on 17 August 2014 from a distance of about 102 km from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

CometWatch – 17 August

Rosetta navigation camera (NAVCAM) image taken on 17 August 2014 at a distance of about 102 km from comet 67P/C-G.

Full-frame NAVCAM image taken on 16 August 2014 from a distance of about 93.5 km from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

CometWatch – 16 August

Rosetta navigation camera (NAVCAM) image taken on 16 August 2014 at a distance of about 93.5 km from comet 67P/C-G.

Full-frame NAVCAM image taken on 15 August 2014 from a distance of about 91 km from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

CometWatch – 15 August

Rosetta navigation camera (NAVCAM) image taken on 15 August 2014 at a distance of about 91 km from comet 67P/C-G.

Full-frame NAVCAM image taken on 14 August 2014 from a distance of about 100 km from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

CometWatch – 14 August

Rosetta navigation camera (NAVCAM) image taken on 14 August 2014 at a distance of about 100 km from comet 67P/C-G.

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Asteroids named after ESA Rosetta scientists

It might not be everyone's dream to have a sizeable lump of rock that they will never be able to visit named after them. But ESA scientists Laurence O’Rourke and Michael Küppers are not just anyone. They’ve...

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

Comet 67P/C-G in 3D

Peer over cliffs and onto the boulder-strewn 'neck' region, marvel at the layers in the exposed cliff face, and ponder the formation of the numerous crater-like depressions in this amazing 3D view of comet 67P/C-G. The anaglyph...

Full-frame NAVCAM image taken on 13 August 2014 from a distance of about 115 km from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

CometWatch – 13 August

Rosetta navigation camera (NAVCAM) image taken on 13 August 2014 from about 115 km from comet 67P/C-G, shortly after the manoeuvre yesterday to adjust the spacecraft's trajectory at the comet.