Rosetta’s Target Comet Is Spotted

Rosetta’s Target Comet Is Spotted

Comet Churyumov Gerasimenko on 28 February 2014 node full image.jpg


Rosetta is a spacecraft that is due to rendezvous with a comet and take samples. The 4 kilometre wide comet is called 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The comet has been hiding behind the Sun since 5th October 2013 but now has re-emerged. The image above was taken by the land based Very Large Telescope in Chile and will track the comet to help the ESA to adjust Rosetta’s flight path.


For more info:


http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2014/02/Comet_Churyumov_Gerasimenko_on_28_February_2014


Image by: ESO/C. Snodgrass (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany) & O. Hainaut (ESO)

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