In just seven days, the Rosetta spacecraft will smash into Comet 67P. A new visualisation shows how it’ll go down.
The comet in question, which is as old as Earth and has a trail the size of the States, has 150 years of life left and astronomers are watching it intently.
Life on Mars 67P?
In the eleventh hour, science prevailed – after all seemed lost for the plucky lander.
The orbiter’s high-resolution camera has found the once-lost Philae wedged into a dark crack on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
A nice reminder of the fragility of our mortality.
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And it could help us piece together our planet’s origin story.
The case that we’re all just highly organised lumps of space sweets keeps getting better.
Though it looks like a small blip of light, the resulting explosion was unusually powerful.
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Comet 67P isn’t a cosmic honeycomb as was theorised. It’s more of a Malteser.
It could surely fund itself via t-shirt sales alone.
A little bit of sense among a sea of hopeful space-science.
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