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Interview with Paul Weissman of the Rosetta comet
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This composite is a mosaic of four Rosetta NAVCAM images taken at a distance of 19 miles from the center of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Rosetta finds molecular oxygen on comet 67P
Rosetta spots two types of water ice on the surface of comet 67P
After orbiting the duck-shaped comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko for 786 days, the Rosetta spacecraft has landed softly on its surface and turned off its ...
Rosetta finds molecular oxygen on comet 67P
Rosetta studies reveal a complex cometary world hurtling toward the sun
Rosetta Orbiter and Philae
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko photographed by Rosetta spacecraft
Section 2: The Presentation
Dr. Paul Weissman
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Philae on C-G. Rosetta's ...
Picture of the comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) on 12 February 2015. Image taken by French amateur astronomer Fabrice Noel, 50 kilometers south of Paris.
Figure 41: Comet plume in context (image credit: Comet image (left): ESA/ Rosetta/NavCam, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO; comet model: ESA; all others: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for ...
After many successes, comet hunter Philae will be missed
Scientists have identified 19 distinct geographic regions on the surface of comet 67P.
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Blue planet: most water probably came from asteroids
Paul R. Weissman (JPL/Caltech), whose invited talk was entitled "
Claudia Alexander dies at 56; JPL researcher oversaw Galileo, Rosetta missions
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The IRAM 30m radiotelescope in the Sierra Nevada, Spain. Credit: IRAM-30m radiotelescope by Nicolas Biver
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Rosetta's journey
During his plenary talk detailing the landing of the Rosetta mission on comet 67P/Churyumov
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Rosetta lift-off
Comet Sliding Sprng as seen by the NEOWISE space telescope. (C) NASA All images in this article are courtesy NASA and JPL, and are in the public domain.
Figure 88: The comet's two lobes [image credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA; M. Massironi et al. (2015)]
The picture above is from the Faulkes Telescope North, located on the Hawaiian observatory on Haleakala. It's a composite of lots of separate exposures that ...
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The thing is, I'm not buying it. While superficially the interpretation fits the observations, there are way too many problems with it.
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Paul Weissman of JPL spoke about the Rosetta mission Monday at the 225th meeting of the American Astronomical Association.
Figure 45: The blend of isotopes of the noble gas xenon detected by ESA's Rosetta mission at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, compared with the mixture of ...
Three views to a comet
Insider Q&A: Rosetta Stone CEO on reading, language learning
Claudia Alexander
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Now they are. The streak was the trail from a meteor burning up in the thin martian atmosphere. It was probably originally part of the comet Wiseman-Skiff, ...
The resulting single-junction silicon cells are flying on ESA's Rosetta comet chaser, which is venturing three times further from the Sun than Earth.
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... a small spacecraft on board, that will land on the comet itself.
After more than a year in orbit around a comet, the European Rosetta spacecraft and its icy dance partner are hitting a huge milestone: their closest ...
This image of the surface of Comet was taken by Rosetta's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on 19 September from a distance of km. The image features a large ...
Angry comet is angry
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Halley's Comet, 1986.
Want to get a good look at a comet's tiny nucleus and its jets of vapor
Some relatively rough terrain on the nucleus of comet appears in this image taken by the navigation camera on the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft ...
Figure 1: The Rosetta Stone is displayed at the British Museum in London since 1802 (image credit: British Museum)
SPS Reporter Sara Frederick.
Tchoury vue par Rosetta à 14 km
If you're a comet.
The European Space Agency probe Rosetta is on its way to comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko (by way of asteroid 21 Lutetia next July), where it will arrive in ...
Ashes to ashes, stardust to stardust
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Rosetta revient à 140 km de Tchoury.
Europe's comet lander discovered massive, jet-spewing interstellar sinkholes
This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image of Comet was taken on 25 March 2015 from a distance of km from the comet centre.
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The WISE family comets
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The comet is seemingly pinned to the tail of the constellation Scorpius, deep in the path of the Milky Way. You can see some of the stars of Scorpius around ...
Angry comet is angry
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This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the ancient Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami disintegrating
“The key to the Rosetta mission is that it is there for the long haul. It is there to watch and observe changes in the comet over time, with the same suite ...
Hot light from a cold comet
Stardust snaps close-ups of a second-hand comet!
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Rosetta Comet Images
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The Cassini singers eulogize the NASA spacecraft in song. They performed at a wake at
Cassini project manager Earl Maize at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the moments after the spacecraft's
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Comets are notoriously hard to predict — just ask those people on Comet ISON watch late in 2013. So as Rosetta approaches its cometary target, no one really ...
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Rosetta's mission success in 20 visualizations
I've been talking about the tail of a comet, but actually they can have more than one! It's common to see two tails from a comet, like in the picture above ...
But the science behind the mission was to find out what happens when a comet is hit, what materials a comet is made of, ...
Yeah. You really want to click that to Barsoomenate it. Holy dry ice polar caps!
Figure 10: Rosetta's journey to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (image credit: ESA)
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So what makes up the nucleus of a comet? That's not simple to answer, because every comet is different, and there are things that straddle the line between ...
... 1 comet nucleus back in 2005. When I wrote up my previous post that picture was not available, but it's been a few hours and it's now online.
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Comet 168P-Hergenrother was imaged by the Gemini telescope on Nov. 2, 2012
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