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Just when we think we have seen Comet 67P/C-G from all possible angles under the current illumination conditions, a striking view like this presents itself.

Just when we think we have seen Comet 67P/C-G from all possible angles under the current illumination conditions, a striking view like this presents itself.

Jets of gas and dust erupt from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in this image from June 5. (ESA/Rosetta/NavCam)

Jets of gas and dust erupt from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in this image from June 5. (ESA/Rosetta/NavCam)

July 2005 The Comet 9P/Tempel 1 as seen by the OSIRIS Narrow Angle Camera System on board ESA’s Rosetta comet-chaser spacecraft.  This image was taken on 30 June 2005, three days before the Deep Impact encounter, at a distance between Rosetta and Tempel 1 of 80 million kilometres.  The stars seen in the image are elongated because the Rosetta spacecraft was actively tracking the moving comet while the image was acquired.

July 2005 The Comet 9P/Tempel 1 as seen by the OSIRIS Narrow Angle Camera System on board ESA’s Rosetta comet-chaser spacecraft. This image was taken on 30 June 2005, three days before the Deep Impact encounter, at a distance between Rosetta and Tempel 1 of 80 million kilometres. The stars seen in the image are elongated because the Rosetta spacecraft was actively tracking the moving comet while the image was acquired.

About Rosetta About comets About the spacecraft About the journey About the arrival Multimedia Where is Rosetta? Rosetta images Rosetta videos Rosetta mission poster Exhibition panels Follow us  RSS feeds Rosetta on Twitter Rosetta on Flickr Rosetta on YouTube Rosetta on Facebook ESA > Our Activities > Space Science > Rosetta   Rosetta’s first sighting of its target in 2014 – narrow angle view ROSETTA SETS SIGHTS ON DESTINATION COMET 27 March 2014 ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has caught a first…

About Rosetta About comets About the spacecraft About the journey About the arrival Multimedia Where is Rosetta? Rosetta images Rosetta videos Rosetta mission poster Exhibition panels Follow us RSS feeds Rosetta on Twitter Rosetta on Flickr Rosetta on YouTube Rosetta on Facebook ESA > Our Activities > Space Science > Rosetta Rosetta’s first sighting of its target in 2014 – narrow angle view ROSETTA SETS SIGHTS ON DESTINATION COMET 27 March 2014 ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has caught a first…

This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken on 20 May 2015 from a distance of 163.6 km from the comet centre. - Copyright ESA/Rosetta/NavCam – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken on 20 May 2015 from a distance of 163.6 km from the comet centre. - Copyright ESA/Rosetta/NavCam – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

Rosetta's OSIRIS camera captured this image of the Philae lander just after separation, 12 Nov 2014.

Rosetta's OSIRIS camera captured this image of the Philae lander just after separation, 12 Nov 2014.

Just when we think we have seen Comet 67P/C-G from all possible angles under the current illumination conditions, a striking view like this presents itself.

Just when we think we have seen Comet 67P/C-G from all possible angles under the current illumination conditions, a striking view like this presents itself.

Comet closeup  This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken on 19 October 2014 from a distance of 9.9 km from the comet centre, or approximately 7.9 km from the surface.

Comet closeup This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken on 19 October 2014 from a distance of 9.9 km from the comet centre, or approximately 7.9 km from the surface.

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