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Aug 06

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Rosetta probe to study comet

Reprinted from Space Weather News http://spaceweather.com

ROSETTA COMET: The European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe has reached 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and is maneuvering to go into orbit around the comet’s core. This is an historic event. After Rosetta goes into orbit, it will follow the comet around the sun, observing its activity from point-blank range. Moreover, in November, Rosetta will drop a lander onto the comet’s strange surface. Check http://spaceweather.com for more information and links to a live webcast of today’s rendezvous.

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