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On 13 August, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reaches its closest point to the Sun (perihelion) and the Rosetta orbiter will be there to see exactly what happens.
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ESA Provides an Overview on the Philae Lander Results
The Rosetta orbiter is continuing its science until the end of the extended Rosetta mission in September 2016. The lander's future is less certain. This film covers some of what we've learnt from Philae about comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko so far.
Mosaic of six OSIRIS narrow-angle camera images of the geologically diverse Imhotep region on Comet 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko.
Rosetta's investigations of its comet are continuing as the mission teams count down the last month to perihelion the closest point to the Sun along the comet's orbit when the comet's activity is expected to be at its highest.
The Philae lander communicated with the Rosetta orbiter again between 19:45 and 20:07 CEST on 9 July 2015 and transmitted measurement data from the COmet Nucleus Sounding Experiment by Radiowave Transmission (CONSERT) instrument.
Some of the dust jets emitted from Rosetta's comet can be traced back to active pits on its surface. They could be the remnants of collapsed cavities.
Using the high-resolution science camera on board ESA's Rosetta spacecraft, scientists have identified more than a hundred patches of water ice a few metres in size on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Rosetta's lander Philae has woken up after seven months in hibernation on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Rosetta's continued close study of Comet 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko has revealed an unexpected process at work, causing the rapid breakup of water and carbon dioxide molecules spewing from the comet's surface.
This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken on 20 May 2015 from a distance of 163.6 km from the comet centre
This image was captured on 19 October 2014 and looks across the neck from the comet's small lobe in the foreground to the large lobe in the background.
This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken on 15 April 2015 from a distance of 170 km from the comet center.
Studying the properties of a comet can provide clues to the role that magnetic fields played in the formation of solar system bodies almost 4.6 billion years ago.
This two-image mosaic creates a stunning scene of the Imhotep region on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as seen from a distance of 19.9 km from the comet centre on 28 March 2015.
The Hapi region on the neck of Rosetta's comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reflects red light less effectively than most other regions on the comet. It thus appears slightly bluish.
OSIRIS images taken during Rosetta's close flyby on 14 February show 67P's surface in remarkable detail and the shadow of the spacecraft encircled in a wreath of light.
On December 27, 2014, while scanning the southern sky as part of the Dark Energy Survey, researchers snapped a shot of comet Lovejoy.
This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image was taken from a distance of 124 km from the centre of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 6 February 2015.