Fact of the Week: November 18, 2014

Last week the Rosetta Satellite landed a probe, Philae, safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, or C-G for short. This marks the first time scientists have been able to look at a comet up close. Their main goal is to learn more about the origins of our solar system.

Cite: NASA

1 comment:

  1. I am so curious to find out if the comet contained any water or organic molecules. Very sad to hear that upon landing, it bounced into an area of shadow, which prevented the solar battery from recharging. It died. In any case, the encounter and landing was a spectacular and amazing feat.