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Comet 67P From Spacecraft Rosetta

“Spacecraft Rosetta continues to circle and map Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Crossing the inner Solar System for ten years to reach the vicinity of the comet in 2014, the robotic spacecraft continues to image the unusual double-lobed comet nucleus. The featured image, taken … Continue reading

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Space Probes

Humans have sent out many space probes into the vast unknown. Some are very famous, like Curiosity, Kepler, and Rosetta, whilst others are less well known. Over at spaceprob.es, they have collected together and catalogued all the active human-made machines that … Continue reading

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Rosetta’s Selfie

“This Rosetta spacecraft selfie was snapped on October 7th. At the time the spacecraft was about 472 million kilometers from planet Earth, but only 16 kilometers from the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Looming beyond the spacecraft near the top of … Continue reading

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Rosetta

“On August 3rd, the Rosetta spacecraft’s narrow angle camera captured this stunning image of the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. After 10 years and 6.5 billion kilometers of travel along gravity assist trajectories looping through interplanetary space, Rosetta had approached to … Continue reading

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Wake Up, Rosetta!

Today is the day that Rosetta wakes up. After 31 months in hibernation, the wake up signal was initiated at 10:00 GMT this morning. However, we won’t know for sure if the spacecraft will have woken up until after 17:30 … Continue reading

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