A European space probe explores 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and illuminates our knowledge of comets and the origins of the solar system.

For a decade, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has flown through the vastness of space. Now it is ever closer getting to its target: 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko - a comet full of surprises. Its nucleus, for example, is similar to a rubber duckie. Scientists are therefore eagerly waiting for August 6, when Rosetta will enter into orbit around the celestial body. And in November Philae will land on its surface.

An interview with Holger Sierks from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research on the end of the Rosetta mission more

The European space probe’s successful mission ended on the surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko more

The measurements made by the Philae lander on Churyumov-Gerasimenko provide initial results more

Yearbook research report 2015 - Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research more

Measurement results from ESA’s space probe provide a comprehensive picture of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko more

Light scattered from dust particles allows a first glance at the side of comet 67P that has been trapped in the darkness of polar night for the last months. more

OSIRIS images of Rosetta’s comet show spectacular streams of dust emitted into space more

Although the comparison with the manned Moon landing may appear somewhat exaggerated, Rosetta is undoubtedly one of space travel’s most daring enterprises. more

Philae, the lander of ESA’s Rosetta space probe, will descend onto landing site J on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko mid-November more

The surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko can be divided into several morphologically different regions more

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