Riding a Comet

12 November 2014: The European Space Agency’s space probe, Philae, lands on Comet 67P today after a 10-year journey!

See details on today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) . . .

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

If successful, this will be the first time a space probe has ever landed on a comet. If all goes as planned, Philae will ride the comet as it goes around the Sun and send scientific data back to Earth.

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About w6bky

Retired 29 May 1987. Now do hobbies: blogging, ham radio, gardening, etc.
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One Response to Riding a Comet

  1. john zande says:

    4hrs to go! Exciting stuff 🙂

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