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Rosetta’s target comet is becoming active

15 May 2014 The target of ESA’s Rosetta mission has started to reveal its true personality as a comet, its dusty veil clearly developing over the last six weeks.

The sequence of images presented here of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko were taken between 27 March and 4 May, as the gap between craft and comet closed from around 5 million km to 2 million km.

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ScienceCasts: Rosetta Comet Comes Alive

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Later this year, Europe's Rosetta probe will orbit and land on comet 67P/Churyumov--Gerasimenko. New images of the comet show that it will be a lively place when Rosetta arrives.

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Rosetta spacecraft watches target comet come alive

Later this year, the Rosetta spacecraft will orbit and land on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Here’s an update, in this new NASA video.

This new ScienceCast gives you an updated look at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, target of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe. The spacecraft’s mission is to study the comet at close-range as it nears the sun and begins spewing jets of gas and dust that should evolve into a characteristic comet tail. That metamorphosis has already begun, as you’ll learn in this video.

Claudia Alexander, project scientist for the U.S. Rosetta Project at JPL, says in the video:

Comet 67P is coming alive.

And it is even more active than I expected

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