Thursday, August 7, 2014

Interesting Times

Rovers on Mars for more than a decade. Orbiters around Mars for even longer. An orbiter around Saturn. A probe approaching Pluto. Craft around Mercury, Venus, in the Belt, approaching Jupiter.

And now a probe about to orbit a comet and attempt to land something there.

Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows us a view of Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko as the ESA's Rosetta probe makes a close approach.

Astounding stuff, folks.

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