Rosetta jan 1

Latest images of Rosetta’s comet

Rosetta jan 2
OSIRIS wide-angle camera image taken on 16 December 2015, when Rosetta was 111.9 kilometres from the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The scale is 10.96 m/pixel.
ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Single-frame OSIRIS narrow-angle camera image taken on 18 December 2015, when Rosetta was 97.7 km from the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The scale is 1.77 m/pixel.
ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Single-frame OSIRIS narrow-angle camera image taken on 18 December 2015, when Rosetta was 95.9 km from the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The scale is 1.73 m/pixel.
ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Single-frame OSIRIS narrow-angle camera image taken on 26 December 2015, when Rosetta was 76.6 km from the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The scale is 1.38 m/pixel.
ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

The European Space Agency has released the latest series of images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken in the run-up to Christmas.

The Rosetta spacecraft and its Philae lander have been sending back thousands of images charting how the comet changes as it passes through its closest approach to the Sun and then hurtles away back into space.

Read more about the groundbreaking mission here, here and here.