Rosetta Can Only Manage to Scratch the Surface of this “Iceberg”. It Needs the Help of the Sun to Completely Analyze 67P

January 27, 2015 10:40 AM

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Rosetta Can Only Manage to Scratch the Surface of this “Iceberg”. It Needs the Help of the Sun to Completely Analyze 67P

Scientists who studied the information gleaned from Rosetta spacecraft orbiting the comet, discovered that whatever it is that envelopes the body of the ancient space traveler is nothing but simple molecules. It is also enclosed by volatile gas vapors.

Rosetta was sent on a historic voyage in 2004 to discover what comets are really made of. It traveled to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the first mission ever to try to land on a comet. The project is under the auspices of European Space Agency. The spacecraft completed more than ten years of its...

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