Rosetta captures comet outburst25 August 2016
Rosetta captures comet outburst25 August 2016 In unprecedented observations made earlier this year, Rosetta unexpectedly captured a dramatic comet outburst that may have been triggered by a landslide.
How comets are born28 July 2016
How comets are born28 July 2016 Detailed analysis of data collected by Rosetta show that comets are the ancient leftovers of early Solar System formation, and not younger fragments resulting from subsequent collisions between other, larger bodies.
Rosetta finale set for 30 September 30 June 2016
Rosetta finale set for 30 September 30 June 2016 Rosetta is set to complete its mission in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet on 30 September.
Rosetta’s comet contains ingredients for life27 May 2016 Ingredients regarded as crucial for the origin of life on Earth have been discovered at the comet that ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has been probing for almost two years.
The colour-changing comet07 April 2016
The colour-changing comet07 April 2016 Rosetta’s comet has been seen changing colour and brightness in front of the ESA orbiter’s eyes, as the Sun’s heat strips away the older surface to reveal fresher material.
Rosetta finds magnetic field-free bubble at comet11 March 2016
Rosetta finds magnetic field-free bubble at comet11 March 2016 ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has revealed a surprisingly large region around its host comet devoid of any magnetic field.