Andy

January 18, 2014

Rosetta comet chaser set to wake up on Monday after three years' sleep

The Rosetta comet probe wakes up on Monday. It's been dormant for three years waiting. This is my favorite science-y thing of the past year. They have to get it alongside a comet and get to the same speed (since there's no gravity) and then harpoon it and LAND ON THE GODDAMN COMET. Blows my little Indiana mind. http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jan/17/rosetta-comet-chury-esa-67p-churyumov-erasimenko

Rosetta comet chaser set to wake up on Monday after three years' sleep

If it awakes- Rosetta will catch up with a comet and send down a lander to ride the dirty snowball as it hurtles towards the sun