Friday, July 25, 2014

Rosetta Mission's Comet Is SOMETHING To See

Hey Space Placers!

WIth the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft closing in on its target comet, 67P (for short), the view is getting better and better.    The latest images

and   movie 

clearly show a comet nucleus - the solid dirty snowball heart of a comet - that looks like two distinct bodies joined together.

The views of the comet will get better literally day by day as Rosetta closes in on its historic rendezvous with the comet in August and the subsequent landing of the Philae spacecraft.

Stay tuned - this will be something to see in the months ahead.

Sky Guy in VA

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