Wednesday, August 6, 2014
ROSETTA'S VIEW OF COMET 67P/CG
The picture above of comet "67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko" is, to me, magnificent. So much so that I cannot believe this image was not top-of-the-news when I went online this morning.
The European Space Agency spacecraft "Rosetta" is now speeding through space with the comet. On November 11th, Rosetta will drop a probe named Philae; the "box of electronics on legs" will attach itself to 67P/CG using an explosive harpoon. Hopefully there will be more photographs of magnificence.
Rosetta spacecraft makes historic rendezvous with rubber-duck comet 67P/CG
European Space Agency probe brought to within 100km of comet travelling at 55,000km per hour, where it will begin analysis