Rosetta’s end

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In anticipation of the end of the Rosetta mission at the end of this month on September 30, the Rosetta science team has produced an excellent video, embedded below, providing a good summary of the mission and what it learned.


One comment

  • wayne

    Thanks Mr. Z., Absolutely, amazing!

    Also from the ESA, very cool display of the “route,” Rosetta took.
    I never cease to be amazed by “orbital mechanics,” and the brilliant folks who know how to figure it all out.

    “Animation visualizing Rosetta’s two-year journey around Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko”
    (3:43 total.)
    (“The trajectory shown in this animation is created from real data, but the comet rotation is not.”)

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