Until now, all photos of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko have been in greyscale. According to a research paper that will be presented at the American Geophysical Union's 2014 Fall Meeting, you are looking at its first true color photo, taken with Rosetta's OSIRIS camera.
The Philae spacecraft is now on the surface of the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, a historic event. However, we are not sure about its state. It may even be upside down after bouncing not once but twice. Telemetry seems to indicate that it has landed three times. Updating live: New pictures released.
Everything is going according to plan. The lander Philae is now flying to the comet, en route for touchdown. Soon we will have images of Rosetta floating in space and Philae on its way to the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Follow the live coverage here.
Holy crap, this is amazing. Imgur user grouchymcsurly made this incredible size comparison between the stinky comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and a Boeing 747-400. It really puts it in perspective. This thing is incredibly huge!
In March 2004, ESA's Rosetta spacecraft left Earth in pursuit of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Today, more than 10 years and four billion miles later, Rosetta became the first spacecraft in history to rendezvous with a comet. The probe is now soaring through space in tandem with its target – and the view is…
Tomorrow, Monday, January 20, at 10:00 GMT (that's 5:00 am ET) a wake-up call will ring on ESA's Rosetta spacecraft. The alarm will bring Rosetta out of hibernation after over two and a half years in preparation for its highly-anticipated rendezvous with a comet.