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I want to use this thread to highlight news from the Rosetta comet mission.

Ten years ago the European Space Agency ( ESA ) launched the Rosetta comet chaser to rendezvous with comet 67P, go into orbit around it and land a probe on its surface.

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When the Rosetta mission is complete we will know so much more about comets, their composition and formation. Comets have been a cause of fear and fascination throughout human history, within the next few months many long standing mysteries will be solved.

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Very much looking forward to its arrival.
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I want to pick up from the last time I posted about Rosetta, which was this thread

Thread: Rosetta Comet chaser closing in- *** GLP has discovered a new asteroid - New picture page 7, no name yet, share your thoughts ***

Which started off being about the "big burns". These were long duration engine burns, designed to match Rosetta's speed to that of comet 67P. Those have now been completed and as of today Rosetta is just 4700km from the comet with just 3 small burns left in the rendezvous part of the mission. Rosetta is now closing with the comet at only 20mph ( 9m/s )

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Very much looking forward to its arrival.
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I think the landing phase will be amazing if it works. I hope they have better luck than the Japanese did with the MINERVA lander.

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If your name is Kyle, we have the same exact name.
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... name of comet and where is it now? ...
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Thanks! This is going to be quite a slow burning thread though. I have got few videos, diagrams and reports to post to catch up on the last month or so and then updates as and when something happens.

The landing isn't scheduled until November and the whole mission should carry on for a year after that.

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Sorry but no :(

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... name of comet and where is it now? ...
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The comet is called 67P. It is a periodic comet with a 6.45 year orbit. It was discovered by Klim Ivanovych Churyumov on a photograph taken by Svetlana Ivanova Gerasimenko so the comet is also referred to as comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko which is a bit of a mouthful for me so I will mostly stick to 67P.

It is currently 403,592,136km away, 15 days to rendezvous.


here

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I want to pick up from the last time I posted about Rosetta, which was this thread

Thread: Rosetta Comet chaser closing in- *** GLP has discovered a new asteroid - New picture page 7, no name yet, share your thoughts ***

Which started off being about the "big burns". These were long duration engine burns, designed to match Rosetta's speed to that of comet 67P. Those have now been completed and as of today Rosetta is just 4700km from the comet with just 3 small burns left in the rendezvous part of the mission. Rosetta is now closing with the comet at only 20mph ( 9m/s )

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so where are the pics?
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I want to pick up from the last time I posted about Rosetta, which was this thread

Thread: Rosetta Comet chaser closing in- *** GLP has discovered a new asteroid - New picture page 7, no name yet, share your thoughts ***

Which started off being about the "big burns". These were long duration engine burns, designed to match Rosetta's speed to that of comet 67P. Those have now been completed and as of today Rosetta is just 4700km from the comet with just 3 small burns left in the rendezvous part of the mission. Rosetta is now closing with the comet at only 20mph ( 9m/s )

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so where are the pics?
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There are some pictures and videos you may like on pages 1,2 and 8 of that thread

Thread: Rosetta Comet chaser closing in- *** GLP has discovered a new asteroid - New picture page 7, no name yet, share your thoughts ***

I haven't had time to sort through all the updates from the last 6 weeks, but all the interesting stuff will get posted here ( and stuff copied from that older thread ). The latest current image from comet 67P is this nice animation ESA have put together.

[link to www.esa.int]

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This is a good introduction to the mission from the German aerospace centre.



[link to www.youtube.com]

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Back in mid June the Rosetta team took the unusual step of asking for amateur astronomers to assist in imaging comet 67P. Amateur astronomers now how access to excellent robotic telescopes [link to www.itelescope.net] and ESA needed as many images of comet 67P as possible to assess how active it was.

Here is a collection of some of the images

[link to www.flickr.com (secure)]

and the background on the project

[link to blogs.esa.int]

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The final Far Approach Trajectory ( FAT, yes they made that up ) burn will happen today.

The burn should last around 10 minutes and reduce Rosetta's relative velocity by 5 m/s ( 10mph ) It will then be moving towards 67P at just 4 m/s.

Rosetta is currently 4126km from 67P, 14 days to rendezvous.

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Something strange happened a month ago to comet 67P. It had been active, producing a coma and tail as you can see in this image from the VLT.

[link to blogs.esa.int]

Then it became quiet again, nobody seems sure why but it could be good news as it will allow Rosetta to observe the comet waking up again.

[link to www.esa.int]

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Here is Dr. Matt Taylor, a plasma physicist with the Rosetta mission, introducing the Royal Society Rosetta exhibit earlier this month.



[link to www.youtube.com]

You probably noticed that he is fond of tattoos, well he is excited enough about Rosetta to do this !



[link to www.youtube.com]

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The last of the far approach burns completed today. There are now just two small burns to go in August before Rosetta is manoeuvred into orbit around 67P.

Here is a nice visualisation tool ( eye candy ) for seeing where Rosetta is now in relation to the rest of the solar system. If it doesn't run smoothly then you don't have a webgl browser and videocard.

[link to sci.esa.int]

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13 days and 3390km to go to rendezvous.


How big is comet 67P ?, pretty big but still difficult to go into orbit around.

[link to blogs.esa.int]

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If the mission goes as planned then the highlight will be the landing of the Philae probe in November this year. This will only be the fifth extra-terrestrial body we have soft landed on after the Moon, Venus, Mars and Titan.



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This is the Philae that that the lander is named after.

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this must be wormwood aka apophis. they wouldnt try and land on a comet unless it was a threat to earth. THINK ABOUT IT. look at the pics of this thing... funny thing is they keep renaming the same comet/asteroid over and over.............................................
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this must be wormwood aka apophis. they wouldnt try and land on a comet unless it was a threat to earth. THINK ABOUT IT. look at the pics of this thing... funny thing is they keep renaming the same comet/asteroid over and over.............................................
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Uh no, it's a comet, not an asteroid.
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Very much looking forward to its arrival.
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4th time the charm

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4th time the charm

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You filmed a contrail. Comet 67p is an incredibly dim periodic comet which you need an extremely powerful telescope to see.

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4th time the charm

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You filmed a contrail. Comet 67p is an incredibly dim periodic comet which you need an extremely powerful telescope to see.

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ummm no... this is no contrail.

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4th time the charm

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You filmed a contrail. Comet 67p is an incredibly dim periodic comet which you need an extremely powerful telescope to see.

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ummm no... this is no contrail.

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Yes, it is.
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here is the comet filmed it myself

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That's not a Comet, this is a Comet



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Well this is an even better simulator based on the Solar System Scope software. Well worth a look.

[link to www.solarsystemscope.com]

Here is the main page. From here you can see all the prominent comets in the inner solar system, lots of nice detail on the planets too, give it a go !

[link to www.solarsystemscope.com]


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4th time the charm

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You filmed a contrail. Comet 67p is an incredibly dim periodic comet which you need an extremely powerful telescope to see.

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I thought you might be be going for it with the itelescope.net telescopes, like you did with the asteroid.

[link to blogs.esa.int]

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You filmed a contrail. Comet 67p is an incredibly dim periodic comet which you need an extremely powerful telescope to see.

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I thought you might be be going for it with the itelescope.net telescopes, like you did with the asteroid.

[link to blogs.esa.int]

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I know the guy who shot those images in that video. It's something I'd like to do if I had more time available, but finding that asteroid depleted all of my reserves of itelescope time. They're only now starting to replenish, but it was worth it, even if it never got confirmation from other observers.
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