Rosetta took a moment out from eyeing the comet it's following and snapped a selfie that's literally out of this world.
The Rosetta mission has narrowed down the selection of possible landing sites to just five candidates, but it's going to be tricky to touch down.
In an out of this world first, the space probe enters the gravitational pull of a comet ahead of a landing attempt scheduled for November.
The craft, launched back in 2004, rendezvoused with comet 67P/GC, ahead of a planned landing in November.
The European spacecraft has been hunting down one particular comet at high speeds for several years. Now, after a long nap, its target is within sight.
The European spacecraft finally sent a signal home after 31 months of hibernation. Now it prepares to meet up and ride along with a comet later this year.
Next month, a lander named Philae will detach from the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft and attach itself to a comet for a ride around the sun. What the landing spot is called is up to us.
The agency's Hubble Space Telescope spots one of the smallest galaxies ever discovered -- with a giant black hole at its core.
They can't hear you scream in space, but that doesn't mean there are no sounds coming from the cosmos. The CraveCast crew investigates and discusses a hot new space game, a super DIY space dad and saddling up a real-life comet.
Traveling in orbit at over 17,000 miles per hour, an ESA astronaut maneuvers a remote-controlled vehicle in the Netherlands to demonstrate "space Internet."