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The comet photo by Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera in August 2014 from a distance of 285 km. The comet is about 4 km in diameter with a rotating period of hours. It is moving through space at a speed of km per hour.

The European Space Agency (ESA) has identified the landing site on a comet in deep space where in November it will attempt mankind's first-ever landing on one of these ancient wanderers of the Solar System. The spot is one of five that ESA shortlisted after its Rosetta spacecraft met up with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August, following a marathon chase. Philaes primary landing will target Site J, the centre of which is indicated by the cross in this OSIRIS narrow-angle image on the…

Pictures of the day: 16 September 2014

Rosetta’s lander Philae will target Site J, an intriguing region on Comet that offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk to the lander compared to the other candidate sites.

Kontroverse um "Leben auf Komet Churyumov-Gerasimenko?" . . . http://www.grenzwissenschaft-aktuell.de/kontroverse-um-leben-auf-komet-churyumov-gerasimenko20150707 . . . Abb:ESA/MPS/UPD...

Close up detail focusing on a smooth region on the 'base' of the 'body' section of comet The image was taken by EAS's Rosetta's OSIRIS on August - Image credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team

Der Komet 67P/Tschurjumow-Gerasimenko, wie ihn die Raumsonde Rosetta noch am 3.8.2014 sah. Links ist der Kopf, recht ist der Körper des zweitgeteilten Schweifsterns zu sehen. Der Kopf hat eine Abmessung von 2,6 x 2,4 x 1,6 Kilometern, der Körper hat die Ausmaße von 4,1 x 3,6 x 1,7 Kilometern. An Masse bringt Tschuri 10(exp)13 Kilogramm auf die Waage.

Agilkia landing site chosen for Philae Lander 12 November on comet

Les meilleures images de Rosetta avant l’atterrissage de Philae Rosetta Philae 67P comete 13 800x800

Les meilleures images de Rosetta avant l’atterrissage de Philae

First image from the Philae Lander of the comet surface.

Philae Lander on

This picture released by the European Space Agency ESA was taken by the ROLIS instrument on Rosetta’s Philae lander during its descent from a distance of approximately 3 km from comet.

Comet 67P (Churyumov-Gerasimenko). Image Credit: ESA

Track Comet (Churyumov-Gerasimenko) and the Rosetta Spacecraft in real-time distance from Earth, Speed and Location.

Comet 67P | The strange shape of 67P turned an already challenging prospect into an extremely daunting one | Image: ESA/Rosetta/Navcam

Philae comet lander: Sleep well little probe

Rosetta's comet sings a mysterious 'song' - Through some kind of interaction in the comet's environment, weak magnetic field seems to be oscillating at low frequencies (ESA/Rosetta/NavCam)

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on July 7, at a distance of 154 km from the Rosetta orbiter. Credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

Around The Universe: Comet Chemistry, Brown Dwarf Auroras And A Rocky Exoplanet

This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image of Comet was taken on 7 July 2015 from a distance of 154 km from the comet centre. The image has a resolution of m/pixel and measures km across.The original image and more information is available on the…

New results from Ptolemy -- an instrument on the Rosetta mission’s Philae lander, suggest that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko may be giving of different gases from different parts of its surface, making it heterogeneous in nature, Ptolemy -- the gas analysis instrument on board Philae, has taken measurements of the concentration of volatile molecules at the lander’s final resting site, known as. Its findings have shown the presence of both water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2), but of very…

A four-image NavCam mosaic of Comet using images taken on September when Rosetta was kilometers from the comet. The image is roughly four kilometers across.