Rosetta Spacecraft Enters Full Science Phase as It Orbits Massive Comet

November 20, 2014 5:16 PM

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Philae lander's mission may be complete, but Rosetta's is far from over. The spacecraft will continue its own exploration as it orbits Comet 67P/Churymov-Gerasimenko during the year as the comet approaches our sun.

"With lander delivery complete, Rosetta will resume routine science observations and we will transition to the 'comet escort phase,'" said Andrea Accomazzo, the flight director, in a news release. "This science-gathering phase will take us into next year as we go with the comet towards the sun, pass...

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