DARMSTADT, Germany, March 3 (UPI) -- When subjects or scenes, trends or movements, get played out -- so to speak -- discussions often turn meta. Rosetta's scientific mission, of course, is still far from over. But the European Space Agency's mission has dominated the headlines of science pages for several months now.
So maybe it was a nod to its ubiquity -- and the usual course of cultural matters -- that Rosetta got a bit self-referential recently. The probe's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera caught a glimpse of Rosetta's shadow on the surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the comet it's been orbiting for months.