Rosetta Findings Show Weird Facts About Comet

January 23, 2015 5:08 PM

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Rosetta Findings Show Weird Facts About Comet

"The picture is starting to come together," said Paul Weissman of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and an interdisciplinary scientist on the European Space Agency-led mission.

A few other spacecraft have flown past comets, but Rosetta is the first to travel alongside one as it makes its way to perihelion, the moment when it is closest to the sun. Comet 67P will reach that milestone in the middle of August.

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