Photo of the day | Self with a comet Nicholas

Sep

13

2014

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After a decade of neglect and interplanetary travel Rosetta spacecraft of the European Space Agency is finally activated, close to its main purpose – the comet 67P / Churyumov – Gerasimenko – and is located 50 kilometers away. On the occasion of this event camera spacecraft Rosetta Self-made photo next to the comet in the background.

For those who have forgotten, let us recall that the main task is to dock Rosetta comet and make a fence of its soil for further study. Recent months, a team from the European Space Agency was looking for a space vehicle suitable place for landing. His decision to representatives of ESA are going to announce on September 15 and shortly thereafter activate landing program.

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