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Rosetta images reveal large, growing crack on comet 67P

Rosetta images reveal large, growing crack on comet 67P

In images taken in June 2016 by the Rosetta probe, a new 500- to 1,000-foot-long fracture was identified parallel to the original fracture spotted in August 2014.

Rosetta mission – Comet chaser’s top five discoveries in pics

Rosetta mission – Comet chaser’s top five discoveries in pics

Rosetta mission – Comet chaser’s top five discoveries in pics

Rosetta captures scintillating image of comet just before crash – See pic

Rosetta captures scintillating image of comet just before crash – See pic

The rosetta spacecraft has captured a scintillating image of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko moments before crash-landing into the comet's surface, bringing an end to the probe's 12-year long journey.

 

ESA's Rosetta ends its historic 12-year mission with touchdown on comet 67P

ESA's Rosetta ends its historic 12-year mission with touchdown on comet 67P

The Rosetta mission on Friday ended its mission in a controlled descent of the spacecraft onto the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Egypt migrant shipwreck death toll rises to 55

Survivors said up to 450 migrants had been aboard the fishing vessel when it sank yesterday about 12 kilometres (eight miles) from Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Rosetta.

When Giotto met Comet Halley 30 years ago – Watch!

When Giotto met Comet Halley 30 years ago – Watch!

This week, scientists are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Giotto spacecraft’s close encounter with Comet Halley.

Philae comet probe: World prepares for final farewell

Philae comet probe: World prepares for final farewell

Philae is a robotic lander that accompanied the Rosetta spacecraft until it landed on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

Rosetta space probe detects oxygen on comet 67P

Rosetta space probe detects oxygen on comet 67P

The Rosetta space probe has been studying the comet for over a year and has detected an abundance of different gases pouring from its nucleus.