Rosetta mission succeeds in landing on a comet

IMG_9797.JPG

Really cool seeing the first ever images of the surface of a comet from the Rosetta mission, courtesy of the ESA. It really does look like a dirty snowball.

Unfortunately it seems that the lander ended up in a shady spot, which is limiting its ability to use solar panels to charge its batteries.  It’s also not yet properly anchored into the surface, and ESA scientists are actually considering a repositioning maneuver. Stay tuned…

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s