Saturday, September 27, 2014

Mark Your Calendars For Space History

Hey Space Placers!

November 12, 2014. Mark your calendars to tune in that date for watching space history made as the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft launches its Philae lander.

The intrepid lander will attempt a landing on Comet 67/P at 'Site J' which I blogged about previously.

This will be a tricky attempt that if successful will give a great view and data on the comet as it approaches the Sun and begins to sublimate or evaporate its surface and volatiles into space. Rosetta will continue to orbit 67/P during this time.

I'll have more as we get closer.

Sky Guy in VA

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