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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 captures the birth of a comet dust jet

Good timing allowed Rosetta's imaging system to witness a dust jet shooting out from the surface of Comet 67P.

By April 20, 2015

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Rosetta snaps a picture of its own shadow on the comet below

The Rosetta spacecraft casts some shade on the surface of its comet buddy, creating an otherworldly shadow selfie from orbit.

By March 3, 2015

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Camera trained on dark energy gets photobombed by Comet Lovejoy

The stunning result of a comet streaking across the lens of the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera could make backyard astronomers green with envy.

By March 2, 2015

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Watch a rogue daredevil comet survive grazing the sun

A lone-wolf comet buzzes the sun and surprises researchers by making it around to the other side.

By February 24, 2015

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Rosetta zooms in on fascinating comet (pictures)

A close flyby brought the Rosetta spacecraft to within just a few miles of the surface of Comet 67P for an eye-opening view of its boulder-littered surface.

11 Images By February 17, 2015

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Rosetta buzzes comet for close-up of craggy surface

Rosetta swoops near Comet 67P for a series of images highlighting the comet's fascinating surface features.

By February 17, 2015

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Rosetta's lost comet lander Philae could wake up in May sunshine

Rosetta mission scientists hold out hope that the Philae lander could reawaken in spring as the comet it hides on gets closer to the sun.

By February 2, 2015

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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