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Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has five basic but diverse categories of terrain type, as well as 19 distinct geomorphological boundaries, according to early data obtained by the ESA’s Rosetta mission and published in a special edition of the journal Science.
After sailing through space for more than 10 years, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft is now less than a week shy of landing a robotic probe on a comet.
A NASA instrument aboard the European Space Agency’s (ESA's) Rosetta orbiter has successfully made its first delivery of science data from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Close up detail focusing on a smooth region on the ‘base’ of the ‘body’ section of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was taken by Rosetta’s Onboard Scientific Imaging System (OSIRIS) on August 6, 2014.
As the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe drew closer to its target – comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko – the probe was able to pick up data that showed the comet is releasing the equivalent of two small glasses of water into space every second, the space agency said.
Three NASA science instruments aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, which is set to become the first to orbit a comet and land a probe on its nucleus, are beginning observations and sending science data back to Earth.
The countdown is on for the instruments on the Rosetta spacecraft, as the ultraviolet imaging spectrograph, a microwave thermometer and a plasma analyzer are scheduled to be activated in early March, NASA announced on Friday.
The European Space Agency announced on Monday that its Rosetta spacecraft has finally woken up after its long deep space slumber.
The Rosetta Orbiter, a European Space Agency spacecraft heading for a 2014 encounter with a comet, will be flying close to asteroid Lutetia on Saturday, July 10.
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.