Tag Archives: #perihelion2015

Living with a comet: a MIRO team perspective

Rosetta’s MIRO – the Microwave Instrument for the Rosetta Orbiter – has made nearly two billion science measurements at Comet 67P/C-G, and generated over 1.5 million spectra of gases in the comet’s coma. Principal Investigator Mark Hofstadter...

Living with a comet: a GIADA team perspective

Rosetta’s Grain Impact Analyser and Dust Accumulator GIADA has detected and measured the properties of some 6650 comet dust particles. Principal Investigator Alessandra Rotundi reports on the “beautiful results” that her team’s instrument has collected at Comet...

Celebrating two years at the comet

We’re celebrating Rosetta’s two year anniversary at Comet 67P/C-G (tomorrow!) with a new animation visualising the spacecraft’s incredible adventure flying alongside the comet. The animation begins on 31 July 2014, during Rosetta’s final approach to the comet after...

New Vangelis album inspired by ESA’s Rosetta mission

Legendary composer and pioneer of electronic music Vangelis has produced a brand new album, ‘Rosetta’, inspired by ESA’s Rosetta mission. The release of the album by Decca Records on 23 September coincides with the culmination of Rosetta’s...

The changing comet – call for contributions

Do you enjoy poring over images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko? Have you spotted any changes in its surface features since Rosetta first arrived at the comet in August 2014? We are keen to hear from you! Between NAVCAM...

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....

Rosetta’s lander faces eternal hibernation

This article is mirrored from the main ESA web portal.  Silent since its last call to mothership Rosetta seven months ago, the Philae lander is facing conditions on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from which it is unlikely to recover. Rosetta,...

NAVCAM archive update

796 NAVCAM images were just added to the Archive Image Browser. They cover the period 26 August to 20 October 2015, which includes beautiful post-perihelion images, and the comet from afar during Rosetta's far excursion. The latest images...

Perihelion images in NAVCAM archive

759 NAVCAM images from around perihelion, covering the period 1 July to 25 August 2015, are now available in the Archive Image Browser. Browse them in the folders labelled "Comet Escort 3 MTP018" and "Comet Escort 3 MTP019"...

New comet shape model

A new 3D shape model of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has been released by ESA’s Rosetta archive team today. The model includes images taken by Rosetta’s NAVCAM up until mid-late July 2015, and reveals parts of the comet’s southern...

Comet jet in 3D

OSIRIS scientists have created a spectacular anaglyph view of a jet seen blasting from the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August. Rosetta observed increased levels of cometary activity in the weeks around perihelion as the comet made...

Rosetta’s big day in the Sun

This article is mirrored from the main the ESA Web Portal. You can also watch a replay of the Google+ Hangout with Rosetta mission experts that was broadcast on 13 August 2015. ESA’s Rosetta today witnessed Comet...

Comet’s firework display ahead of perihelion

This article is mirrored from the main ESA Web Portal. In the approach to perihelion over the past few weeks, Rosetta has been witnessing growing activity from Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, with one dramatic outburst event proving so powerful...

CometWatch 6 August

Today's CometWatch entry is an image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken on 6 August 2015, exactly a year to the day of Rosetta's historic rendezvous. The image was taken 261 km from the comet centre. Currently, the comet...

Join our Perihelion Hangout!

Update from 14 August: you can watch a replay of the hangout here. --- Join us for a Google hangout with Rosetta mission experts to celebrate perihelion – the closest point to the Sun along the comet’s orbit....