Using images taken by the Rosetta spacecraft, a twitter user created a stunning video that shows what it is like to stand on the surface of a comet
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A new study from scientists with France’s CNRS explains how comets like 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko acquire and retain their multi-lobed shapes.
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The ESA recently released images taken by the Rosetta spacecraft when it witnessed a “snowstorm” while making a flyby of Comet 67P
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ESA scientists have found one additional image from the Rosetta spacecraft hiding in the telemetry. This new image was found in the last bits of data sent by Rosetta immediately before it shut down on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko last year. The new image shows a close-up shot of the rocky, pebbly surface of […]
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Recently-released images from the Rosetta space probe show how the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko changes over time
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The Rosetta mission’s close-up views of the curiously-shaped Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko have already changed some long-held ideas about comets. But here’s more: there’s a ‘wind’ blowing across the comet’s surface, creating moving shifting dunes. “The approach to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko by the spacecraft Rosetta has revealed the presence of astonishing dune-like patterns,” wrote Philippe Claudin, of the […]
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Watch Comet 45P pirouette end over end in this detailed radar view of the comet’s nucleus.
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A new study reveals that Rosetta’s Comet likely spent billions of years chilling in the Kuiper Belt before chance interactions with Neptune and Jupiter wrangled it into the inner Solar System.
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The Rosetta team has released the final batch of images taken by the NAVCAM during the last month of its two years of investigations at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. It’s a big batch and they are absolutely stunning, but its sad to know they are the last NAVCAM images. The image set covers the period from September […]
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