The Rosetta Probe Lands on a Comet after 10 Years (23 pics)

Posted in       13 Nov 2014       8792       1

On November 12, the European Space Agency (ESA) has reported that the “Rosetta” probe "Fila" that was launched over 10 years ago has finally landed on the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

 

Rosetta is en route to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where it will make the most detailed study of a comet ever attempted. It will follow the comet on its journey through the inner Solar System, measuring the increase in activity as the icy surface is warmed up by the Sun. The lander will focus on the composition and structure of the comet nucleus material. It will also drill more than 20cm into the subsurface to collect samples for inspection by the lander's onboard laboratory.


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gigantes 5 year s ago
next step... build a prison colony there?
       
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