Rosetta spacecraft launch

Rosetta spacecraft launch

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Credit: ESA/CNES/ARIANESPACE-Service Optique CSG, 2004/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Rosetta spacecraft launch. Ariane-5 rocket carrying the Rosetta spacecraft lifting off from ESA's Guiana Space Centre on 2nd March 2004. It is on a 10 year mission to study the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and is the first mission designed to land on a comet. Rosetta, which rendezvoused with the comet on 6th August 2014, is carrying instruments to map the comet's surface and probe its core, as well as the Philae lander. Philae landed on the comet on 12th November 2014 and will perform detailed analysis of the comet's surface, giving an insight into conditions during the formation of the solar system some 4.6 billion years ago.

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