Live: Rosetta comet landing
Live coverage: Rosetta comet landing
First pictures of comet expected in the next few hour so stay tuned.
Below a video with the Highlights from the Rosetta mission media briefings at ESA’s Space Operations Centre (ESOC), on 12 November, up to the moment the Philae lander separates from the Rosetta spacecraft. and starts the 7-hour descent to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
Visit the ESA site for more information on the Rosetta comet landing and background information on the project.
Here are some pictures of the comet Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
ESA’s comet-chasing Rosetta mission spent much of the second half of October orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko at less than 10 km from its surface. This selection of previously unpublished ‘beauty shots’, taken by Rosetta’s navigation camera, presents the varied and dramatic terrain of this mysterious world from this close orbit phase of the mission. Visit ESA flickr for more pictures.