The two-part Rosetta spacecraft is designed to orbit and land on the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November 2014.  -  Credit: by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

The two-part Rosetta spacecraft is designed to orbit and land on the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November 2014. - Credit: by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

After a decade-long, 4-billion-mile (6.4 billion kilometers) trip through the solar system, a European spacecraft named Rosetta is about to do something none of its predecessors have done before: orbit a comet.

After a decade-long, 4-billion-mile (6.4 billion kilometers) trip through the solar system, a European spacecraft named Rosetta is about to do something none of its predecessors have done before: orbit a comet.

ESA released the most detailed image yet of comet 67P/C-G captured by the Rosetta spacecraft on Aug. 3, just 300 kilometers (186 miles) away from the comet.

ESA released the most detailed image yet of comet 67P/C-G captured by the Rosetta spacecraft on Aug. 3, just 300 kilometers (186 miles) away from the comet.

The European Rosetta spacecraft's Philae lander aims to be the first probe ever to safely land on a comet. Here's how to land on a spinning ice mountain in space. -  Credit: By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

European Spacecraft Lands on Comet in Historic Space Feat

The European Rosetta spacecraft's Philae lander aims to be the first probe ever to safely land on a comet. Here's how to land on a spinning ice mountain in space. - Credit: By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

Strange Metal Asteroid Targeted in Far-Out NASA Mission Concept | Space.com

Strange Metal Asteroid Targeted in Far-Out NASA Mission Concept | Space.com

Rosetta Spacecraft Picks Up a Mysterious Song From Comet 67P - As ESA's Rosetta spacecraft prepared to dispatch its Philae lander to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a set of instruments on Rosetta picked up a mysterious "song" from the comet. Neutral particles released into space by the comet may becoming electrically charged or ionized. The mechanism behind the oscillations remains a mystery

Rosetta Spacecraft Picks Up a Mysterious Song From Comet 67P - As ESA's Rosetta spacecraft prepared to dispatch its Philae lander to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a set of instruments on Rosetta picked up a mysterious "song" from the comet. Neutral particles released into space by the comet may becoming electrically charged or ionized. The mechanism behind the oscillations remains a mystery

An image taken by ESA's Rosetta probe on Sept. 26, 2014 shows jets of dust and gas escaping from the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

An image taken by ESA's Rosetta probe on Sept. 26, 2014 shows jets of dust and gas escaping from the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

The kilometer-high cliffs of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, as seen by the Rosetta spacecraft.

The 28 Most Breathtaking Science Photos From 2014

The kilometer-high cliffs of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, as seen by the Rosetta spacecraft.

Pinterest
Search