Photographs from the Rosetta Space Probe


A jawdropping book of photographs that transports the reader into space aboard the Rosetta probe.


ISBN: 9780500022276 Category:

Jean-Pierre Bibring


Comet presents the amazing story of the Rosetta space probe and its interstellar voyage to the comet Tchoury. Its mission – to find clues to the origins of our solar system and the emergence of life on Earth. Following a ten-year voyage and a journey spanning millions of kilometres through our Solar System, the Rosetta entered the comet’s orbit. Its lander, Philae – a miniature science laboratory – landed directly on Tchoury’s surface and was able to take the photographs presented here.

This triumph of scientific endeavour brought back a raft of incredible new photographs, the best of which are featured here. The book is built around the various phases in Rosetta’s journey: leaving Earth, breaching its atmosphere and watching the lights of home recede; skirting the Moon and coming close to Mars; plunging into the cosmos’ starry void and approaching the comet; and, finally, landing on Tchoury. The photographs are accompanied by a text that reflects on the objectives of the mission and the accomplishment of such a technological feat for humanity. Detailed captions provide the reader with accessible scientific information, enabling them to get to the heart of the subject.

Additional information

Weight 1600 g
Dimensions 25.6 x 27.2 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 August 2019
Number of pages 216
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Jean-Pierre Bibring and Hanns Zischler
Dimensions 25.6 x 27.2 cm
Weight 1600 g


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