Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Rosetta - ESA's Comet Studying Spacecraft

I'd doing an off site for the store this week, so I'm working more than usual.  I this week's posts together earlier and had to dig around for ideas on what to post.

That's when I came across this.  Rosetta is a spacecraft built by the European Space Agency for the purpose of researching 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a comet it will intercept around Jupiter's orbit and attempt to land on it to perform various experiments, later this summer.  A few days ago the spacecraft, which was put into deep space hibernation about 2 1/2 years ago, was woken up, in preparation for the last leg of its mission.

You can learn more about Rosetta on the ESA's website and see more videos about the mission on youtube.

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