Visualising Rosetta’s descent


Animation visualising Rosetta’s descent to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 30 September 2016. The sequence is speeded up to show the relative motion of Rosetta and the rotating comet below.

Rosetta will target a smooth region close to several large pits measuring more than 100 m across and 60 m deep, on the small lobe of the comet.

The impact time is predicted as 11:20 GMT +/- 20 minutes on 30 September.

More information about Rosetta’s descent towards region of active pits, see

For the latest updates, see

Credit: ESA/ATG medialab, Music: Pawel Blaszczak

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  1. @Mark McCaughrean
    Would it be possible to get a model of Rosetta and Philae like the ones your colleague Matt Taylor has on his work station? I miss them so much, I just want to have this pair of historical heroes on my own. They should stay in my life. Just to have this model is like to keep them near my heart.

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