Artist's impression of Rosetta's Philae probe approaching comet (Image: ESA/ATG medialab)
Artist's impression of Philae probe separating from Rosetta spacecraft (Image: ESA/ATG medialab)
MIRO instrument on the Rosetta spacecraft (Image: NASA/JPL)
NASA's IES Instrument on the Rosetta spacecraft (Image: NASA/JPL)
The Alice Instrument on the Rosetta spacecraft (Image: NASA/JPL)
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft, which back in January awoke from 957 days hibernation on its way to rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, has now started its first instrument observations. Included in these instruments are three NASA science packages; MIRO, ALICE, and IES, all of which have started sending science data back to Earth.
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