Rosetta Landing Scheduled

by | Sep 29, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s actually happening! On November 12th, the Philae lander of the Rosetta spacecraft will be the first human-made craft to ever land on a comet. Aren’t you excited?!

Image credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Image credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko will get an other-worldly visiter at what has been designated “Site J” by the Rosetta team on the “smaller lobe” of the comet. (The rubber-ducky’s head.) Since Site J isn’t so terribly descriptive, there will be a public contest to name the site starting October 14.

Rosetta is a multi-national mission involving the European Space Agency and NASA. Here at CosmoQuest, we’ll be tuning into the livestreams for the comet landing for sure!

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