Thursday, February 5, 2015

Rosetta's Valentine's Day comet kiss

On February 14, the Rosetta satellite is going to get real, real close to the comet it's been studying (same comet that it dropped a lander on a few weeks ago),  Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

The pictures should be flat-out awesome.

Rosetta swoops in for a close encounter

YouTube video animation of the maneuvers that will take Rosetta in close

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