Rosetta Comet

The 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet has a current orbital period of 6.45 years and a rotation period of approximately 12.7 hours. The comet will next come to perihelion (closest approach to the Sun) on 13 August 2015. The Rosetta spacecraft rendezvoused with the comet on August 6, 2014, with plans to enter orbit after approaching to within 30 km (19 mi) five weeks later. On September 15, 2014, ESA announced choosing “Site J” on the “head” of the comet as the landing site of the Philae probe attached to Rosetta. The planned landing date is November 11, 2014. Continue reading for more random, yet interesting photos.

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