The two-part Rosetta spacecraft is designed to orbit and land on a comet. See how it will orbit and land on the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November 2014.

The two-part Rosetta spacecraft is designed to orbit and land on a comet. See how it will orbit and land on the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November 2014.

How the Rosetta Spacecraft Will Land on a Comet by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist   |   January 17, 2014

How the Rosetta Spacecraft Will Land on a Comet (Infographic) by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

The two-part Rosetta spacecraft is designed to orbit and land on the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November 2014.  -  Credit: by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

European Spacecraft to Attempt Historic Comet Rendezvous This Week - The Rosetta spacecraft will orbit a comet and release a lander.

A crescent Earth is seen by the Wide Angle Camera on the Rosetta spacecraft.

A crescent Earth is seen by the Wide Angle Camera on the Rosetta spacecraft. Our Pale Blue Dot, Carl Sagan.

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'Seven Hours of Terror': Harpooning a Comet Isn't Easy, But It's About to Happen

Rosetta mission selfie at 16 miles of comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko

The Rosetta spacecraft collected more than 35,000 dust grains from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko to help determine its chemical composition.

The Rosetta spacecraft collected more than 35,000 dust grains from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko to help determine its chemical composition.

The kilometer-high cliffs of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, as seen by the Rosetta spacecraft.

The fossil of a primitive bird, Confuciusornis sanctus, that existed 125 to 120 million years ago.

These high cliffs occur on the surface of a comet. They were discovered to be part of the dark nucleus of Comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko (CG) by Rosetta, a robotic spacecraft launched by ESA which began orbiting the comet in early August.

The European Rosetta spacecraft's Philae lander aims to be the first probe ever to safely land on a comet. Here's how to land on a spinning ice mountain in space.

The European Rosetta spacecraft's Philae lander aims to be the first probe ever to safely land on a comet. Here's how to land on a spinning ice mountain in space. - Credit: By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

[Pin It] ESA released the most detailed image yet of comet 67P/C-G captured by the Rosetta spacecraft on Aug. 3, just 300 kilometers (186 miles) away from the comet.

In August ESA's Rosetta Spacecraft will rendezvous with Comet and deploy the Philae lander. See photos from the Rosetta comet probe.

Photos of the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko by the Rosetta spacecraft via but does it float.

Rosetta's comet sings a mysterious 'song' - Through some kind of interaction in the comet's environment, weak magnetic field seems to be oscillating at low frequencies (ESA/Rosetta/NavCam)

After a decade-long, 4-billion-mile (6.4 billion kilometers) trip through the solar system, a European spacecraft named Rosetta is about to do something none of its predecessors have done before: orbit a comet.

An artist's impression handout image by the European Space Agency shows the Rosetta orbiter deploying the Philae lander to comet Credit: Reuters/European Space Agency-C. Carreau/ATG medialab/Handout via Reuters

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/11/12/science/space/rosetta-philae-comet-landing.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience Philae’s backup landing site, on the comet’s body near the neck.

Landing on a Comet, 317 Million Miles From Home

The Cliffs of Churyumov-Gerasimenko

The Cliffs of Churyumov-Gerasimenko

A Stunning Look at the Cliffs of Comet by NANCY ATKINSON on DECEMBER 2014 The Cliffs of Churyumov-Gerasimenko: an enhanced and procosessed crop of an image from Rosetta's navcam. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM, processing by Stuart Atkinson.

Rosetta Spacecraft Crash Lands On Comet

Rosetta Spacecraft Crash Lands On Comet - Rubbish In, Robish Out!

The Rosetta spacecraft collected more than 35,000 dust grains from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko to help determine its chemical composition.

The Rosetta spacecraft collected more than 35,000 dust grains from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko to help determine its chemical composition.

The Rosetta spacecraft and its comet are about to hit a major milestone

The Rosetta spacecraft and its comet just hit a major milestone

This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image of Comet was taken on 25 March 2015 from a distance of km from the comet centre. The image has a resolution of m/pixel; this processed, cropped version measures km across.

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