ESA Rosetta comet landing next year will try to

After the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe will fly to the sun a diameter of 4 kilometers to intercept the comet Gelaximei completed in November 2014 attempted landing.
ESA Rosetta comet will attempt landing

The artist describes the Rosetta comet lander to the surface of the landing scene

After the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe will fly to the sun a diameter of 4 kilometers to intercept the comet Gelaximei completed in November 2014 attempted landing. Scientists hope to study the comet to the inner solar system change when the movement to help us uncover the mystery of life on Earth. When the tail of the comet particles released closer to the sun, it may allow us to get the solar wind to the Earth’s communications and power systems the potential threat information.

Rosetta was launched in 2004, and from 2011 on the edge of the solar system in the cold kept saving sleep mode, waiting for the arrival of the comet. In the European Space Agency in Darmstadt, Germany, and more space management center, senior project scientists will on Tuesday outlined how sleep 957 days to restore its control of the spacecraft. In at 10:00 on January 20, Rosetta will “wake up” began to prepare to intercept the comet’s course, and will put a lander to its surface.

Rosetta is located in a remote solar system, the Earth is 4.5 times the distance of the sun. Never tried before such a challenge, but scientists admit they do not know the comet’s surface similar to concrete or marshmallows. The project will also bring unprecedented technical challenge because the comet virtually no gravity, which means the spacecraft must be caught in the comet surface remain connected. The first hurdle is to restore control of the detector, and the sun is so far away that it can not produce enough energy Earth communications. Only when in January it floats closer, it’s an internal timer and will work for the first time in three years time contact with the engineer.

Development of the University and Imperial College, UK scientists designed to maintain the equipment used for the analysis, and the manipulation of one of the two key parts. Open University team will build a shoebox-sized testing room, it will be installed on Rosetta’s registrar and will analyze the rocks, dust and any organic ingredients. Department of Planetary Sciences, explains Professor Ian Wright:. “This is basic science, but we want to know some things, such as how our planet formed, how our oceans formed on the surface, and so on.”

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