Credit: ESA

Credit: ESA

After a 10-year journey that has clocked up more than 6 billion kilometers, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft is rapidly closing in on its destination comet.

New images are being provided daily by ESA of Rosetta’s prey: comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

The official Rosetta arrival at comet date is July 19, 2014 (UTC).

Credit: ESA

Credit: ESA

 

 

 

 

 

A new shape model of comet 67P/C-G, based on the previous week’s images, has been used to create a revised, more detailed model.

This model is a formal product delivered to the Rosetta Orbiter and Lander Teams to aid with their preparations for orbiting around and, eventually, landing the Philae probe on the comet.

Take a spin by looking at:

http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2014/07/28/updated-comet-shape-model/

 

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