Rosetta Update

Comet 67P/C-G on 4 June. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Comet 67P/C-G on 4 June. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Here’s the latest image of 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft. Mission managers have been busy with a series of maneuvers designed to bring the spacecraft in line with the comet for the August rendezvous.

The journey for Rosetta has been underway for 10-years, beginning in February 2004 when it was launched from Kourou in French Guiana. It will soon reach its destination 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko and even now Rosetta is taking data about the comet.

The comet appeared to show some activity in the last image from Rosetta but not so much in this one. As Emily at the Rosetta blog posts: Expect the Unexpected

One thought on “Rosetta Update

  1. Tom,
    I was wondering if you ever saw this presentation by the folks over at THUNDERBOLTS PROJECT.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34wtt2EUToo&list=PLwOAYhBuU3UfvhvcT1lZA6KbSdh0K2EpH
    I thought about you and your approach to science when I first was introduced to the Electric Universe Concept.
    I would be very interested in your opinion on the subject. I am not a scientist, but it seems very logical that there may be some connection to the proposed cosmology of these folks and some of the recent observations from our constant technological advances.
    I am a fairly regular visitor and have always appreciated your approach to keeping those of us with less scientific backgrounds updated.
    Thanks,
    Dan Fulton
    Cathedral City Ca

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