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91. Philae landing preview: What to expect on landing day

(Web Page; Wed Nov 12 03:11:00 CST 2014)

The timeline is up-to-date as of November 12 at 07:30 UTC. Ten years. That's how long it took Rosetta to get from Earth to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from its launch on March 2, 2004, to the beginning of its first orbit on August 6...

Description: Earth's first-ever landing on a comet is a week away. On November 12 at 8:35 UT, Philae will separate from Rosetta. Seven hours later, it will arrive at the surface of the comet. Hopefully, Philae will survive the landing, and begin to return data.

92. Rendezvous with a crazy world

(Web Page; Wed Aug 06 16:47:00 CDT 2014)

Beaming scientists all around, spectacular images on large TV screens, and the best - or at least most exciting - yet to come: such was the extraordinary scene at the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, today as the E...

Description: Beaming scientists all around, spectacular images on large TV screens, and the best - or at least most exciting - yet to come: such was the extraordinary scene at the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, today as the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft reached its cometary destination.

93. Mattias Malmer's amazing 3D views of Churyumov-Gerasimenko

(Web Page; Tue May 29 09:41:00 CDT 2018)

I'm thrilled to be able to share with you all a spectacular set of images of Rosetta's comet, produced from NavCam data by a master space image processing enthusiast. Mattias Malmer has been working with space image data for many years, ...

Description: I'm thrilled to be able to share with you all a spectacular set of images of Rosetta's comet, produced from NavCam data by a master space image processing enthusiast.

94. ESA invites amateurs to produce portraits of comet 67P

(Web Page; Mon Sep 01 12:01:00 CDT 2014)

The last week has seen a pause in ESA's erstwhile daily releases of NavCam images of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. They explained the pause in a blog post late last week. With Rosetta quite close to the comet now, they can no longer be su...

Description: After a pause of about a week in daily image releases from Rosetta, ESA has begun sharing four-image sets of photos of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko and invited the public to help produce pretty pictures from them.

95. ESA mission updates

(Web Page; Sun Jun 26 21:02:00 CDT 2016)

Olaf Frohn has just supplied his latest snapshot of the state of planetary exploration, and the solar system remains busy. I don't have time to write updates on every mission, but there have been several important pieces of news about Eu...

Description: There have been several important pieces of news about European missions in the last month: Rosetta's fate has been determined; ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter's launch is slightly delayed; and they have selected a landing site for the ExoMars rover.

96. How does Lutetia compare to the other asteroids and comets visited by spacecraft?

(Web Page; Tue Aug 25 13:49:00 CDT 2015)

Almost a week after Rosetta flew past Lutetia, the asteroid is now a distant pinprick of light to the spacecraft, and the science team is getting down to the business of analyzing their data. To help them place things in context, I've pr...

Description: Almost a week after Rosetta flew past Lutetia, the asteroid is now a distant pinprick of light to the spacecraft, and the science team is getting down to the business of analyzing their data.

97. Pretty Pictures: Amazing Asteroid Lutetia

(Web Page; Sun Oct 26 23:34:00 CDT 2014)

A long-awaited data set is finally public (well, long-awaited by me, at least). The Rosetta team has now published their data from the July 10, 2010 flyby of asteroid (21) Lutetia. At the time, it was the largest asteroid yet visited by ...

Description: A long-awaited data set is finally public (well, long-awaited by me, at least). The Rosetta team has now published their data from the July 10, 2010 flyby of asteroid (21) Lutetia. This data set is absolutely stunning, and my friends in the amateur image processing community wasted no time in creating art out of it.

98. Finding my way around comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

(Web Page; Fri Aug 15 13:49:00 CDT 2014)

Rosetta has nearly completed its first funky three-cornered orbit around in front of the comet. ("In front of?" It's been pointed out to me that the spacecraft's motion isn't enircling the comet's center of mass, but is instead maneuveri...

Description: Rosetta has nearly completed its first funky three-cornered orbit in front of the comet. Each day we're getting views of the nucleus from more directions. I step you through Churyumov-Gerasimenko's geography.

99. Steins, a jewel in the asteroid belt

(Web Page; Sun Mar 01 19:00:00 CST 2015)

The USGS recently announced a new set of names for craters and features on asteroid 2867 Steins. As with names on all worlds in the solar system, there's a specific theme for names on Steins, and it's a play on the jewel-like shape of th...

Description: A notice of some new names for features on asteroid 2867 Steins inspired me to dig up the data set from the September 5, 2008 Rosetta flyby and explore it to see what it contained.

100. Reporting from the 47th annual Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting, DPS15

(Web Page; Sun Nov 08 17:53:00 CST 2015)

I'll be reporting all week from Washington, D.C. from the 47th annual meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. Expect lots of news from New Horizons, Dawn, Cassini, MAVEN, WISE, and Rosetta mis...

Description: I'll be reporting all week from Washington, D.C. from the 47th annual meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. Expect lots of news from New Horizons, Dawn, Cassini, MAVEN, WISE, and Rosetta missions, not to mention ground-based telescopes, plus a variety of other sources.

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