Sunday, 23 November 2014

Rosetta tracks Philae's cometary bouncedown

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released an image mosaic taken by the Rosetta mothership showing the Philae lander’s November 12 touchdown on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The composite image shows the unmanned spacecraft making its approach to the surface of 67/P and its first rebound after its anchoring harpoons failed to deploy, along with timestamps in GMT (lander time) and images contrasting the touch sites before and after landing... Continue Reading Rosetta tracks Philae's cometary bouncedown

Section: Space

Tags: Comets, ESA, Philae, Rosetta, Spacecraft

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