The Comet 67P Slowing Down, Rosetta Performing More Accurately, but the Philae Still Remains Unresponsive

March 21, 2015 9:39 PM

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The Comet 67P Slowing Down, Rosetta Performing More Accurately, but the Philae Still Remains Unresponsive

It takes 12.4 houris Srts for Comet 67P to complete one rotation, but controllers of mission Rosetta have noticed that the icy dirt ball rotation is extending by about a second per day.

“The gas jets coming out of the comet, are acting like thrusters and are slowing down the comet,” said flight director Andrea Accomazzo.

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