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The comet, which was discovered in 1969, has a diameter (nucleus) of four kilometres. Frame from 'Chasing A Comet – The Rosetta Mission' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b7u6stKgfs Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

The Big Burns – Part 2

It's burn week in space again! Rosetta's next orbit correction manoeuvre – #BigBurn2 – is set for tomorrow, and is set to run for about 6hr:41mins and achieve a delta-v of 269.5 m/sec.

Rosetta in orbit. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab

The Big Burns – Part 1

Tomorrow, Rosetta will conduct a massive orbit correction manoeuvre (OCM) deep in our Solar System, switching on its thrusters for a bit less than 8 hours to reduce its speed relative to comet 67P by a whopping...