Mapping New World: Rosetta Reveals First Results Of Host Comet Probe – 23 January 2015

RT logoThe ESA has released an unprecedented close-up view of comet 67P and a description of its surface features. An intricate picture, delivered by the Rosetta space mission, raises new questions about the origins of the Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet.

Initial results from seven of Rosetta’s 11 science instruments, which collected data during the approach to and upon arriving at Comet 67P last August, were published in a special edition of the journal Science, the European Space Agency (ESA) said in a Thursday press release.

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