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Getting to know Rosetta's comet

Rosetta is revealing its host comet as having a remarkable array of surface features and with many processes contributing to its activity, painting a complex picture of its evolution.

dateJan 23, 2015 in Space Exploration
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A first peek beneath the surface of a comet

In some of the first research findings to be published from the European Space Agency's Rosetta Mission to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, scientists including astronomer Peter Schloerb of the University of Massachusetts ...

dateJan 22, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Rosetta data give closest-ever look at a comet

On Nov. 12, 2014, the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission made history when its Philae lander touched down on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. While this exciting technical achievement gained lots of headlines, ...

dateJan 22, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Rosetta gets a peek at Comet 67P's "underside"

A particularly dramatic view of comet 67P/C-G due to the angle of solar illumination, this is a mosaic made from four images acquired by Rosetta's NavCam on January 16, 2015, from a distance of 28.4 km (17.6 miles). The assembled ...

dateJan 22, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Rosetta's comet surrounded by dusty cloud

Anyone who's ever read a Charlie Brown comic strip knows "Pig-Pen", the lovable boy who walks around in a constant cloud of his own dirt and dust. Every time he sighs, dust rises in a little cloud around him. Why bother to ...

dateJan 13, 2015 in Space Exploration
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