Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Rosetta's Valentine's Day flyby

I've been waiting and waiting to see pictures from the 6 km flyby of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by Rosetta.  6 km is not very far, folks, especially in space.   A near-kiss, as it were.

The pictures are pretty amazing, as I expected they would be.

This is historical stuff.  Glad I'm here at this remarkable time in our history to see these things happening as they happen.

Valentine's Day comet flyby special

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