The Rosetta Image Archive Is Now Complete and Freely Available, so You Can See a Comet Like Never Before

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was one for the ages, providing an unprecedented look at this oddly shaped celestial object. The Rosetta probe captured nearly 100,000 images over the course of its mission, all of which are now freely available to the public in a…

Scientists Unexpectedly Find Rosetta’s Final Image of Comet 67P/CG

On September 30th, 2015, the Rosetta spacecraft slowly drifted to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, ending a wildly successful 12-year mission. Scientists from the European Space Agency thought they had recovered all of Rosetta’s photos, but a re-analysis of the spacecraft’s final transmission has…

Everything You Need to Know to Watch Rosetta Crash Into a Comet This Week

The Rosetta spacecraft has spent three years peering at Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from orbit—but this week, its watch will end. Tomorrow, Rosetta begins a controlled descent to its final resting place on the edge of an enormous pit, where it’ll remain frozen until the space rock itself is destroyed, or until the…