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Comet’s firework display ahead of perihelion

In the approach to perihelion over the past few weeks, Rosetta has been witnessing growing activity from Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, with one dramatic outburst event proving so powerful that it even pushed away the incoming solar wind. To source

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Celebrate perihelion!

Join Rosetta and Philae experts in a Google+ Hangout on 13 August 13:00–15:00 GMT (15:00–17:00 CEST) to celebrate the comet’s closest approach to the Sun To source

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Year at a comet

Celebrating Rosetta’s first year at Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko with a calendar of NavCam images To source

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Tracking downunder

Human spaceflight and operations image of the week: ESA’s New Norcia deep-space tracking station illuminated against the Australian night sky To source

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