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Official Rosetta image reveals comet's true colors

Not long ago, the Internet was speculating that Comet 67P was on the reddish side, but a new image from the European Space Agency shows the comet goes for gray.

By December 12, 2014

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Rosetta captures comet's craggy beauty (pictures)

The Rosetta mission has sent back a bevy of up-close and personal photos of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko with a level of detail that boggles the mind.

8 Images By December 1, 2014

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Rosetta finds comets carry more 'Star Trek' fuel than expected

Rosetta researchers think comets are less likely to be the source of Earth's water than previously thought, which also makes them a great source of fuel for fictional starship warp cores.

By December 11, 2014

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Rosetta spacecraft enters comet's orbit (pictures)

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.

6 Images By August 6, 2014

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The year in space: Rodeo-riding a comet and more

In 2014, humanity tagged a comet and became better acquainted with Mars and our place in the universe. Take a tour through the year in space.

By December 20, 2014

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Is this what Rosetta's comet really looks like in color?

A color image of Rosetta's comet buddy has emerged online and may shine some brightness on a comet that has become famous in black and white.

By December 1, 2014

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Hear the sound of the first comet landing

It's one of the most historic thuds heard in recent years. At only two seconds long, it offers a lot more data for scientists to unpack than you might think.

By November 20, 2014

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Rosetta's long journey from here to a comet (pictures)

Rosetta spent more than a decade traveling from Earth to hop a ride on a comet for the first time in history. Here's a look back at one long cosmic road trip.

14 Images By November 11, 2014

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Fascinating Rosetta image captures Philae's comet bounce

The hunt for Rosetta's lost lander Philae is gaining steam as scientists pore over images from above the comet that may help reveal its final location.

By November 17, 2014

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Philae lands on a comet (pictures)

Space history is rarely made without some hiccups. Rosetta's lander, Philae, successfully reached its new comet home, but it's now in a precarious operating position.

7 Images By November 14, 2014