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Rosetta spacecraft is now orbiting a comet 249 million miles away

The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft made contact with the comet 67P/CG, 10 years after being launched from French Guiana. This morning, it executed a "close approach trajectory...

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Incredible Photos Show What It's Like On The Surface Of A Comet

First Map Of Rosetta’s Comet - Scientists have found that the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko — the target of study for the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission — can be divided into several regions, each characterized by different classes of features. High-resolution images of the comet reveal a unique, multifaceted world. Image credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team/MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA | via

ESA Researchers Pick Site for Rosetta Probe Landing on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, 9/15/14. Site J, the Rosetta probe’s landing site, is located on the head of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko; the inset shows a close-up of the site. Image credit: ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA.

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