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This frame from an animation portrays a comet as it approaches the inner solar system. Light from the Sun warms the comet core, an object so small it cannot be seen at this scale.
This frame from an animation portrays a comet as it approaches the inner solar system. Light from the Sun warms the comet core, an object so small it cannot be seen at this scale.

Comet Illustration (Animation)

This frame from an animation portrays a comet as it approaches the inner solar system. Light from the Sun warms the comet core, an object so small it cannot be seen at this scale.

Target: Comet
ID#: PIA21749
Added: 2017-07-25

Views: 800

Comet Illustration (Animation)

This frame from an animation portrays a comet as it approaches the inner solar system. Light from the Sun warms the comet core, an object so small it cannot be seen at this scale.

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This image showcases changes identified in high-resolution images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko during more than two years of monitoring by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft.
This image showcases changes identified in high-resolution images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko during more than two years of monitoring by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft.

Comet 67P Changes

This image showcases changes identified in high-resolution images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko during more than two years of monitoring by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft.

Target: Comet
Mission: Rosetta
Spacecraft: Rosetta
Instrument: OSIRIS
ID#: PIA21566
Added: 2017-03-21

Views: 1713

Comet 67P Changes

This image showcases changes identified in high-resolution images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko during more than two years of monitoring by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft.

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A 100 foot-wide, 28-million-pound boulder, was found to have moved 460 feet on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in the lead up to perihelion in August 2015, when the comet's activity was at its highest.
A 100 foot-wide, 28-million-pound boulder, was found to have moved 460 feet on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in the lead up to perihelion in August 2015, when the comet's activity was at its highest.

Rosetta's Moving Cometary Boulder

A 100 foot-wide, 28-million-pound boulder, was found to have moved 460 feet on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in the lead up to perihelion in August 2015, when the comet's activity was at its highest.

Target: Comet
Mission: Rosetta
Spacecraft: Rosetta
Instrument: OSIRIS
ID#: PIA21565
Added: 2017-03-21

Views: 1423

Rosetta's Moving Cometary Boulder

A 100 foot-wide, 28-million-pound boulder, was found to have moved 460 feet on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in the lead up to perihelion in August 2015, when the comet's activity was at its highest.

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Several sites of cliff collapse on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko were identified during ESA's Rosetta's mission. The yellow arrows mark the fractures where the detachment occurred.
Several sites of cliff collapse on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko were identified during ESA's Rosetta's mission. The yellow arrows mark the fractures where the detachment occurred.

Cliff Collapses on Rosetta's Comet

Several sites of cliff collapse on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko were identified during ESA's Rosetta's mission. The yellow arrows mark the fractures where the detachment occurred.

Target: Comet
Mission: Rosetta
Spacecraft: Rosetta
Instrument: OSIRIS
ID#: PIA21564
Added: 2017-03-21

Views: 952

Cliff Collapses on Rosetta's Comet

Several sites of cliff collapse on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko were identified during ESA's Rosetta's mission. The yellow arrows mark the fractures where the detachment occurred.

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NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft observed the comet during the final month of the Rosetta mission, while the comet was not visible from Earth. This is a frame from an animation composed of images from Kepler of the comet.
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft observed the comet during the final month of the Rosetta mission, while the comet was not visible from Earth. This is a frame from an animation composed of images from Kepler of the comet.

Comet 67P Seen by Kepler

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft observed the comet during the final month of the Rosetta mission, while the comet was not visible from Earth. This is a frame from an animation composed of images from Kepler of the comet.

Target: Comet
Mission: Kepler, Rosetta
ID#: PIA21072
Added: 2016-10-07

Views: 1934

Comet 67P Seen by Kepler

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft observed the comet during the final month of the Rosetta mission, while the comet was not visible from Earth. This is a frame from an animation composed of images from Kepler of the comet.

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This view shows Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as seen by the OSIRIS wide-angle camera on ESA's Rosetta spacecraft on September 29, 2016, when Rosetta was at an altitude of 14 miles (23 kilometers).
This view shows Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as seen by the OSIRIS wide-angle camera on ESA's Rosetta spacecraft on September 29, 2016, when Rosetta was at an altitude of 14 miles (23 kilometers).

Farewell Rosetta: ESA Mission to End on Comet Surface

This view shows Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as seen by the OSIRIS wide-angle camera on ESA's Rosetta spacecraft on September 29, 2016, when Rosetta was at an altitude of 14 miles (23 kilometers).

Target: Comet
Mission: Rosetta
Spacecraft: Rosetta
Instrument: OSIRIS
ID#: PIA21068
Added: 2016-09-29

Views: 1003

Farewell Rosetta: ESA Mission to End on Comet Surface

This view shows Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as seen by the OSIRIS wide-angle camera on ESA's Rosetta spacecraft on September 29, 2016, when Rosetta was at an altitude of 14 miles (23 kilometers).

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These radar images of comet P/2016 BA14 were taken on March 22, 2016, by scientists using an antenna of NASA's Deep Space Network at Goldstone, CA. At the time, the comet was about 2.2 million miles (3.6 million kilometers) from Earth.
These radar images of comet P/2016 BA14 were taken on March 22, 2016, by scientists using an antenna of NASA's Deep Space Network at Goldstone, CA. At the time, the comet was about 2.2 million miles (3.6 million kilometers) from Earth.

Comet Scanned by NASA Radar

These radar images of comet P/2016 BA14 were taken on March 22, 2016, by scientists using an antenna of NASA's Deep Space Network at Goldstone, CA. At the time, the comet was about 2.2 million miles (3.6 million kilometers) from Earth.

Target: Comet
Mission: Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Instrument: Goldstone Solar System Radar
ID#: PIA19298
Added: 2016-03-29

Views: 1794

Comet Scanned by NASA Radar

These radar images of comet P/2016 BA14 were taken on March 22, 2016, by scientists using an antenna of NASA's Deep Space Network at Goldstone, CA. At the time, the comet was about 2.2 million miles (3.6 million kilometers) from Earth.

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These radar images of comet P/2016 BA14 were taken on March 23, 2016, by scientists using an antenna of NASA's Deep Space Network at Goldstone, California. At the time, the comet was about 2.2 million miles (3.6 million kilometers) from Earth.
These radar images of comet P/2016 BA14 were taken on March 23, 2016, by scientists using an antenna of NASA's Deep Space Network at Goldstone, California. At the time, the comet was about 2.2 million miles (3.6 million kilometers) from Earth.

Comet Frozen In Time by NASA Radar

These radar images of comet P/2016 BA14 were taken on March 23, 2016, by scientists using an antenna of NASA's Deep Space Network at Goldstone, California. At the time, the comet was about 2.2 million miles (3.6 million kilometers) from Earth.

Target: Comet
Mission: Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Instrument: Goldstone Solar System Radar
ID#: PIA20542
Added: 2016-03-24

Views: 1970

Comet Frozen In Time by NASA Radar

These radar images of comet P/2016 BA14 were taken on March 23, 2016, by scientists using an antenna of NASA's Deep Space Network at Goldstone, California. At the time, the comet was about 2.2 million miles (3.6 million kilometers) from Earth.

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Subsurface temperature maps of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, showing the southern hemisphere of the comet. The maps are based on observations obtained with ESA's MIRO instrument.
Subsurface temperature maps of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, showing the southern hemisphere of the comet. The maps are based on observations obtained with ESA's MIRO instrument.

Taking a Comet's Temperature

Subsurface temperature maps of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, showing the southern hemisphere of the comet. The maps are based on observations obtained with ESA's MIRO instrument.

Target: Comet
Mission: Rosetta
Spacecraft: Rosetta
Instrument: MIRO
ID#: PIA19970
Added: 2015-10-01

Views: 2709

Taking a Comet's Temperature

Subsurface temperature maps of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, showing the southern hemisphere of the comet. The maps are based on observations obtained with ESA's MIRO instrument.

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Image of the southern polar regions of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by Rosetta's Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System (OSIRIS) on September 29, 2014, when the comet was still experiencing the long southern winter.
Image of the southern polar regions of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by Rosetta's Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System (OSIRIS) on September 29, 2014, when the comet was still experiencing the long southern winter.

Taking a Comet's Temperature

Image of the southern polar regions of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by Rosetta's Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System (OSIRIS) on September 29, 2014, when the comet was still experiencing the long southern winter.

Target: Comet
Mission: Rosetta
Spacecraft: Rosetta
Instrument: OSIRIS
ID#: PIA19969
Added: 2015-10-01

Views: 2004

Taking a Comet's Temperature

Image of the southern polar regions of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by Rosetta's Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System (OSIRIS) on September 29, 2014, when the comet was still experiencing the long southern winter.

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Scientists from the European Space Agency's Rosetta team have honored two late team members by naming comet features after them. The comet is 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where the mission successfully landed a probe.
Scientists from the European Space Agency's Rosetta team have honored two late team members by naming comet features after them. The comet is 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where the mission successfully landed a probe.

Comet Scientists Honor Colleagues

Scientists from the European Space Agency's Rosetta team have honored two late team members by naming comet features after them. The comet is 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where the mission successfully landed a probe.

Target: Comet
Mission: Rosetta
Spacecraft: Rosetta
Instrument: OSIRIS
ID#: PIA19838
Added: 2015-09-29

Views: 2302

Comet Scientists Honor Colleagues

Scientists from the European Space Agency's Rosetta team have honored two late team members by naming comet features after them. The comet is 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where the mission successfully landed a probe.

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This image, taken by ESA's Rosetta navigation camera, was taken from a distance of about 53 miles (86 kilometers) from the center of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on March 14, 2015.
This image, taken by ESA's Rosetta navigation camera, was taken from a distance of about 53 miles (86 kilometers) from the center of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on March 14, 2015.

Rosetta Comet Marches On

This image, taken by ESA's Rosetta navigation camera, was taken from a distance of about 53 miles (86 kilometers) from the center of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on March 14, 2015.

Target: Comet
Mission: Rosetta
Spacecraft: Rosetta
Instrument: Rosetta NAVCAM
ID#: PIA19687
Added: 2015-06-19

Views: 2420

Rosetta Comet Marches On

This image, taken by ESA's Rosetta navigation camera, was taken from a distance of about 53 miles (86 kilometers) from the center of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on March 14, 2015.

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An asteroid discovered by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft has been given the formal designation 316201 Malala, in honor of Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. The asteroid's previous appellation was 2010 ML48.
An asteroid discovered by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft has been given the formal designation 316201 Malala, in honor of Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. The asteroid's previous appellation was 2010 ML48.

Asteroid Named for Nobel Prize Winner Joins Historic Lineup

An asteroid discovered by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft has been given the formal designation 316201 Malala, in honor of Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. The asteroid's previous appellation was 2010 ML48.

Target: Comet
Mission: NEOWISE Project
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA19362
Added: 2015-04-15

Views: 1498

Asteroid Named for Nobel Prize Winner Joins Historic Lineup

An asteroid discovered by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft has been given the formal designation 316201 Malala, in honor of Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. The asteroid's previous appellation was 2010 ML48.

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On clear nights in January 2015, comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is visible in the Taurus region of the sky to observers using binoculars. This chart indicates where to look for it on different dates during the month.
On clear nights in January 2015, comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is visible in the Taurus region of the sky to observers using binoculars. This chart indicates where to look for it on different dates during the month.

Finder Chart for Viewing Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

On clear nights in January 2015, comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is visible in the Taurus region of the sky to observers using binoculars. This chart indicates where to look for it on different dates during the month.

Target: Comet
Mission: NEOWISE Project
ID#: PIA19103
Added: 2015-01-12

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Finder Chart for Viewing Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

On clear nights in January 2015, comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is visible in the Taurus region of the sky to observers using binoculars. This chart indicates where to look for it on different dates during the month.

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Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is one of more than 32 comets imaged by NASA's NEOWISE mission from December 2013 to December 2014. This image of comet Lovejoy combines a series of observations made in November 2013.
Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is one of more than 32 comets imaged by NASA's NEOWISE mission from December 2013 to December 2014. This image of comet Lovejoy combines a series of observations made in November 2013.

NASA's NEOWISE Images Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is one of more than 32 comets imaged by NASA's NEOWISE mission from December 2013 to December 2014. This image of comet Lovejoy combines a series of observations made in November 2013.

Target: Comet
Mission: NEOWISE Project
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA19102
Added: 2015-01-12

Views: 5196

NASA's NEOWISE Images Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is one of more than 32 comets imaged by NASA's NEOWISE mission from December 2013 to December 2014. This image of comet Lovejoy combines a series of observations made in November 2013.

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Each dot represents an asteroid or comet that the mission observed.
Each dot represents an asteroid or comet that the mission observed.

One Year of NEOWISE Observations Mapped

Each dot represents an asteroid or comet that the mission observed.

Target: Comet
Mission: NEOWISE Project
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA19101
Added: 2015-01-12

Views: 6160

One Year of NEOWISE Observations Mapped

Each dot represents an asteroid or comet that the mission observed.

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This graphic depicts the position of the Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission, and a nearby cliff photographed by the lander, in the context of topographic modeling of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's nucleus.
This graphic depicts the position of the Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission, and a nearby cliff photographed by the lander, in the context of topographic modeling of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's nucleus.

Philae Lander's Setting on Comet, with Cliff-Image Inset

This graphic depicts the position of the Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission, and a nearby cliff photographed by the lander, in the context of topographic modeling of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's nucleus.

Target: Comet
Mission: Rosetta
Spacecraft: Philae Lander
Instrument: Comet Infrared and Visible Analyser (CIVA)
ID#: PIA19097
Added: 2014-12-17

Views: 2778

Philae Lander's Setting on Comet, with Cliff-Image Inset

This graphic depicts the position of the Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission, and a nearby cliff photographed by the lander, in the context of topographic modeling of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's nucleus.

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This graphic depicts the position of the Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission in the context of topographic modeling of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's nucleus.
This graphic depicts the position of the Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission in the context of topographic modeling of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's nucleus.

Philae Lander's Setting on Comet's Surface

This graphic depicts the position of the Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission in the context of topographic modeling of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's nucleus.

Target: Comet
Mission: Rosetta
Spacecraft: Rosetta
ID#: PIA19096
Added: 2014-12-17

Views: 1898

Philae Lander's Setting on Comet's Surface

This graphic depicts the position of the Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission in the context of topographic modeling of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's nucleus.

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From the location where it came to rest after bounces, the Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission captured this view of a cliff on the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The feature is called 'Perihelion Cliff'.
From the location where it came to rest after bounces, the Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission captured this view of a cliff on the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The feature is called 'Perihelion Cliff'.

Philae Lander's View of 'Perihelion Cliff' on Comet Surface

From the location where it came to rest after bounces, the Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission captured this view of a cliff on the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The feature is called 'Perihelion Cliff'.

Target: Comet
Mission: Rosetta
Spacecraft: Philae Lander
Instrument: Comet Infrared and Visible Analyser (CIVA)
ID#: PIA19095
Added: 2014-12-17

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Philae Lander's View of 'Perihelion Cliff' on Comet Surface

From the location where it came to rest after bounces, the Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission captured this view of a cliff on the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The feature is called 'Perihelion Cliff'.

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The Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission captured this view during its first bounce after hitting the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Nov. 12, 2014, with blurring as a result of the lander's own motion. The image from
The Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission captured this view during its first bounce after hitting the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Nov. 12, 2014, with blurring as a result of the lander's own motion. The image from

Comet Lander's View During First Bounce

The Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission captured this view during its first bounce after hitting the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Nov. 12, 2014, with blurring as a result of the lander's own motion. The image from

Target: Comet
Mission: Rosetta
Spacecraft: Philae Lander
Instrument: Comet Infrared and Visible Analyser (CIVA)
ID#: PIA19094
Added: 2014-12-17

Views: 1956

Comet Lander's View During First Bounce

The Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission captured this view during its first bounce after hitting the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Nov. 12, 2014, with blurring as a result of the lander's own motion. The image from

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This mosaic of images from the navigation camera on the ESA's Rosetta spacecraft shows the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it appeared at in the early morning, Universal Coordinated Time, of Dec. 17, 2014 (evening of Dec. 16, PST).
This mosaic of images from the navigation camera on the ESA's Rosetta spacecraft shows the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it appeared at in the early morning, Universal Coordinated Time, of Dec. 17, 2014 (evening of Dec. 16, PST).

December 2014 View of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

This mosaic of images from the navigation camera on the ESA's Rosetta spacecraft shows the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it appeared at in the early morning, Universal Coordinated Time, of Dec. 17, 2014 (evening of Dec. 16, PST).

Target: Comet
Mission: Rosetta
Spacecraft: Rosetta
Instrument: Rosetta NAVCAM
ID#: PIA19093
Added: 2014-12-17

Views: 1894

December 2014 View of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

This mosaic of images from the navigation camera on the ESA's Rosetta spacecraft shows the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it appeared at in the early morning, Universal Coordinated Time, of Dec. 17, 2014 (evening of Dec. 16, PST).

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This mosaic of images from the navigation camera on the Rosetta spacecraft shows the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
This mosaic of images from the navigation camera on the Rosetta spacecraft shows the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

December 2014 View of Rosetta's Destination Comet

This mosaic of images from the navigation camera on the Rosetta spacecraft shows the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Target: Comet
Mission: Rosetta
Spacecraft: Rosetta
Instrument: Rosetta NAVCAM
ID#: PIA19092
Added: 2014-12-17

Views: 2036

December 2014 View of Rosetta's Destination Comet

This mosaic of images from the navigation camera on the Rosetta spacecraft shows the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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This composite is a mosaic comprising four individual Rosetta NAVCAM images taken from 19 miles from the center of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
This composite is a mosaic comprising four individual Rosetta NAVCAM images taken from 19 miles from the center of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Rosetta Comet

This composite is a mosaic comprising four individual Rosetta NAVCAM images taken from 19 miles from the center of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Target: Comet
Mission: Rosetta
Spacecraft: Rosetta
Instrument: Rosetta NAVCAM
ID#: PIA18899
Added: 2014-12-10

Views: 7476

Rosetta Comet

This composite is a mosaic comprising four individual Rosetta NAVCAM images taken from 19 miles from the center of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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A 3D image shows what it would look like to fly over the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was generated by data collected by ESA's Philae spacecraft during the decent to the spacecraft's initial touchdown on the comet Nov. 12, 2014.
A 3D image shows what it would look like to fly over the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was generated by data collected by ESA's Philae spacecraft during the decent to the spacecraft's initial touchdown on the comet Nov. 12, 2014.

Rosetta Comet in 3D

A 3D image shows what it would look like to fly over the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was generated by data collected by ESA's Philae spacecraft during the decent to the spacecraft's initial touchdown on the comet Nov. 12, 2014.

Target: Comet
Mission: Rosetta
Spacecraft: Rosetta
Instrument: ROsetta Lander Imaging System (ROLIS)
ID#: PIA18898
Added: 2014-11-21

Views: 4448

Rosetta Comet in 3D

A 3D image shows what it would look like to fly over the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was generated by data collected by ESA's Philae spacecraft during the decent to the spacecraft's initial touchdown on the comet Nov. 12, 2014.

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The descent of its comet lander Philae was captured by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft's main camera as the lander approached -- and then rebounded off -- the comet's surface.
The descent of its comet lander Philae was captured by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft's main camera as the lander approached -- and then rebounded off -- the comet's surface.

Rosetta Lander Captured Before/After Bounce

The descent of its comet lander Philae was captured by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft's main camera as the lander approached -- and then rebounded off -- the comet's surface.

Target: Comet
Mission: Rosetta
Spacecraft: Rosetta
Instrument: OSIRIS
ID#: PIA18897
Added: 2014-11-18

Views: 3397

Rosetta Lander Captured Before/After Bounce

The descent of its comet lander Philae was captured by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft's main camera as the lander approached -- and then rebounded off -- the comet's surface.

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