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Comet Landscapes and maps of the southern hemisphere

During today's science briefing at ESA's ESOC, Mohamed El-Maarry (University of Bern) presented a series of highlights about the landscape of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Here are some highlights from his presentation. Over the past two years, Rosetta mapped...

Getting to know the comet’s southern hemisphere

Now that Rosetta has been able to safely approach Comet67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko again following the active months around perihelion last August, scientists have been able to better image the southern hemisphere regions of the comet. This week the spacecraft...

CometWatch February – part 1

This month, Rosetta is approaching Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at 40 km or less, returning beautiful views of the nucleus and its surface features. In today's CometWatch image, we see the comet pictured by Rosetta's NAVCAM on 10 February...

CometWatch 28 January

Today's CometWatch is an image taken with Rosetta's NAVCAM on 28 January 2016, when the spacecraft was 67.6 km from the comet nucleus. With the declining comet activity, Rosetta is now approaching the nucleus of 67P/C-G at...

CometWatch 1 October

Today's CometWatch entry is an image from Rosetta’s NAVCAM taken on 1 October 2015, at a distance of 1323 km from the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The scale is 113 m/pixel and the image measures 115 km...

Rosetta’s first peek at the comet’s south p...

Using the Microwave Instrument for the Rosetta Orbiter (MIRO), scientists have studied the comet's southern polar regions at the end of their long winter season. The data suggest that these dark, cold regions host ice within the...

CometWatch 30 August

Today's CometWatch entry was taken by Rosetta’s NAVCAM on 30 August 2015, about 404 km from the nucleus. The scale is 34.4 m/pixel; the image was cropped and measures 18.9 km across. The contrast was slightly increased...

CometWatch 26 August

Today's CometWatch entry is an image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by Rosetta’s NAVCAM on 26 August 2015, about 415 km from the nucleus. The scale is 35.4 m/pixel and the image measures 36.2 km across. The contrast...