Rosetta highlights

A set of nine panels and one backdrop giving an overview of the Rosetta mission.

On 20 January 2014, after 957 days of hibernation in deep space, ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft is set to wake up en route to the destination it has been travelling towards for nearly a decade. It will draw steadily closer to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and on approaching the nucleus will dispatch Philae, the first ever lander to investigate the surface of a comet.

Rosetta’s main objective is to study the physical and chemical properties of a comet and the composition of the dust grains and frozen gases that have survived since the Solar System was formed. 

Watch our latest Rosetta highlights video here: in English in French

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