Thursday, October 30, 2014

Humans are about to land on a comet!

Go watch this video:  Landing on a Comet!  Go on, click on it. Watch it. Don't worry, I'll wait here......

Did you watch it??

Okay, I know that the video was in English and difficult to understand but, did you see what the human race is about to do?

That's right! For the first time ever, humans are about to land a probe (a robot) on a comet! 

Here is an article explain the whole process:  Link to Article

The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has been orbiting around a comet called 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. During this time, Rosetta has been taking pictures of the comet.  From the data the ESA was able to collect, they have been able to find a good location to land the probe.

According to the article, Rosetta has been gathering much information about the size and content of the comet. From this data, scientists have understood many things. One of the more interesting facts is that this comet smells pretty bad, something similar to that of urine. 

Science is so cool! 

For more information please visit the JPL website about Rosetta