Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Rosetta spacecraft picks up target comet's mysterious "song"

On the eve of the planned first landing on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced that the unmanned Rosetta orbiter carrying the Philae lander has recorded a "song" emanating from the comet. The electromagnetic melody was detected by the probe’s Rosetta Plasma Consortium, which is a suite of five instruments used to study 67P... Continue Reading Rosetta spacecraft picks up target comet's mysterious "song"

Section: Space

Tags: Comets, Electromagnetic, ESA, Magnetometer, Plasma, Rosetta

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