Rosetta Update: The Scent of a Comet

An artist’s portrayal of the moment when Rosetta’s Philae lander touches down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. ESA / ATG medialab – Days from now, the Philae lander will drop onto Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. In the meantime, the “mother ship” Rosetta is watching the icy nucleus — and smelling the mix of gases escaping from it. In less […]