COMET LANDING SITE SELECTION: Europe's Rosetta probe has been at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for two weeks, taking close-up pictures and making measurements of the comet's strange landscape. According to ESA, researchers now have the data they need to start picking a landing site. This weekend, mission planners will meet to consider 10 candidate locations, with the goal of narrowing the list to 5 by Monday. Stay tuned for results! Artist impression of Philae on the surface of 67P/C-G. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab
- on the comet landscape - animated view of candidate sites
- actual pictures of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by Rosetta's navigation camera (NAVCAM). August 21st photo:
- More images of Rosetta's comet can be found in the '67P - by Rosetta' collection. Watch the comet getting closer...