Comet 67P is slowly spinning down

March 22, 2015 3:34 PM

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At the Royal Aeronautical Society the European space agency were telling that the icy comet takes 12.4 hours to complete one rotation; but they have observed that it has extended by about a second a day and this rate of change is increasing as the comet gets active.

So the comet which is observed by Europe’s Rosetta satellite is very gradually spinning down.

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