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Rosetta Mission: Face To Face with Unknown World - Space

Author: Euronews Knowledge

Main category: Natural Sciences (Astronomy)

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The Rosetta mission is now on a race against time to prepare maps and collect data before the Philae lander is due to be sent down to the surface of comet 67P in November. In this edition of Euronews Space, the ‘Comet Hunters’ show us how to orbit a comet, how Rosetta ‘sees’ its target, and what the mission means to the world of science, and to this team in particular.

It comes after a historic moment in spaceflight on 6th August, as Rosetta became the first ever man-made device to hunt down a comet and prepare to spend a whole year flying alongside.
That event attracted hundreds of journalists from all over the world to the European Space Operations Centre in Germany, with live news, features and analysis of the mission broadcast to hundreds of millions of viewers.

One of the most extraordinary achievements of the mission so far is the range of highly detailed photos of the comet taken by the OSIRIS instrument, managed by Holger Sierks.

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