Rosetta Spacecraft Completes its Journey and Captures Images of Comet 67P

August 18, 2014 12:09 PM

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Rosetta, a spacecraft launched in March 2005 by European Space Agency has competed its 9 years of mission by coming closer to the orbit of a comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The high resolution technology used in its narrow-angle Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System camera has allowed the scientists to obtain the information from the black and white stills.

The comet 67P is a comet with a current orbital period of 6.45 years and a rotation period of approximately 12.7 hours. Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is currently racing towards the Sun and heating up. As it draws closer to the center of the solar system, energy from the Sun will start warming the...

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