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Rosetta Rendezuous with Comet underway Now [Uptdate]

Aug 6 2014, 4:08am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Rosetta Rendezuous with Comet underway Now
Photo Credit: ESA
 
 

Watch the live coverage of a historic new space achievement now.

The Rosetta spacecraft launched in 2004 and arrives at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko today, 6 August. It is the first mission in space history to rendezvous with a comet. The idea is to  escort it as it orbits the Sun, and deploy a lander to its surface.

Rosetta posts cool photo of the comet. See below.

There is live coverage of the Rosetta Rendezvous right now on the ESA site. The maneuver to meet the comet has just been sent. You can watch the live coverage now here.

 

Rosetta has a Twitter account and the next tweet will announce that it arrived at the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet.

Rosetta is an ESA mission with contributions from its member states and NASA. Below you can watch a video explaining what is happening today.

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