COBS NEWS Archive

Feb. 15, 2016

CometWatch – 5 February

Today's CometWatch is an image taken with Rosetta's NAVCAM on 5 February 2016, when the spacecraft was 53.4 km from the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. At these closer distances the comet is now close to filling the camera’s field of view.

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Feb. 06, 2016

Inside Rosetta’s comet

There are no large caverns inside Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. ESA’s Rosetta mission has made measurements that clearly demonstrate this, solving a long-standing mystery.

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Feb. 06, 2016

CometWatch 28 January

Today's CometWatch is an image taken with Rosetta's NAVCAM on 28 January 2016, when the spacecraft was 67.6 km from the comet nucleus.

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Jan. 31, 2016

CometWatch – January Part 2

In this new NAVCAM view, taken 21 January, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s small lobe and its distinctive Hatmehit depression face directly towards Rosetta.

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Jan. 31, 2016

Twin tails

Amateur and professional astronomers alike have been monitoring changes in Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s tail, which, since December, has been exhibiting two prominent structures.

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Jan. 31, 2016

CometWatch 17 January

Today's CometWatch features a NAVCAM image taken on 17 January 2016, when Rosetta was 83.4 km from the comet nucleus. The scale is 7.1 m/pixel and the image measures 7.3 km across.

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Jan. 21, 2016

CometWatch – January Part 1

Since the start of the 2016 we have been treated to a variety of views of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta’s OSIRIS wide- and narrow-angle cameras through their “Image of the Day” website.

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Jan. 11, 2016

CometWatch 18-19 December

Today's CometWatch entry is a double feature, showing two NAVCAM images taken about twelve hours apart, on 18 and 19 December 2015, when Rosetta was around one hundred km from the comet nucleus.

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Dec. 14, 2015

CometWatch 7 December

Today's CometWatch entry is a NAVCAM image taken on 7 December 2015, when Rosetta was 103.1 km from the comet nucleus.

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Dec. 14, 2015

Ride along with Rosetta through the eyes of OSIRIS

Rosetta’s OSIRIS camera team has launched a new website to showcase their recent images of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

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