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Constant Science: The Perils of Rosetta

It’s Monday, and that means that it’s time for a new episode of our vlog series, which we have newly rechristened “Constant Science,” because that is a way cooler name than “Science Talks.” This week I talk with great enthusiasm all about the Rosetta space probe, currently in orbit around a freakin’ comet! 23 more words

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LANDING ON A COMET


Few things could be more fascinating or demanding in the history of European space travel than the Rosetta comet mission. Launched on 2 March 2004, the spacecraft set off on its 10-year journey to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. 49 more words

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European Space Agency decides Philae's landing spot on comet

The site for humanity’s first-ever attempt to land a spacecraft on a comet has been chosen.

Philae, the tiny lander being carried by the Rosetta probe, will attempt on Nov. 309 more words

Space Exploration

Rosetta's Selfie

This Rosetta spacecraft selfie was snapped on October 7th. At the time the spacecraft was about 472 million kilometers from planet Earth, but only 16 kilometers… 182 more words

Science

Here's Where ESA's Philae Will Make the First Ever Landing on a Comet

The long-awaited deployment of the Philae lander, currently “piggybacked” aboard ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft orbiting the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, will occur in less than a month and we now have our best look yet at the area now green-lighted for touchdown. 127 more words

Comets And Asteroids