ESA Rosetta Spacecraft Is Showing Off Its ‘Cheops’

October 15, 2014 3:01 AM

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Since arriving to its target Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last month, the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta Mission has made great strides in the first ever orbit of the intriguing comet. And while Rosetta mission team members are preparing to touch down on the surface for a more up-close view of the comet, Rosetta's Optical, Spectroscopic and Infrared Remote Imaging System (OSIRIS) is taking a look at the surface from afar. And in the newest batch of images sent back Monday morning, researchers have revealed a large pyramid-shaped boulder standing 82-feet-tall near the intended landing site for Rosetta's Philae rover.

Since arriving to its target Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last month, the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta Mission has made great strides in the first ever orbit of the intriguing comet. And while Rosetta mission team members are preparing to touch down on the surface for a more up-close vie...

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