Saturday, February 24, 2007

Quick trip around Mars on Sunday

The European comet chaser Rosetta will do a fly-by around Mars Sunday to get a gravity boost on its way to the comet Churyumov Gerasimenko. The 10 year trip includes a total of three gravity boosts from Earth and one from Mars before the craft catches up to and matches orbit with the comet. Then in 2014 it will release a lander in the first attempted controlled landing on a comet.


UPDATE: Space probe performs Mars fly-by


A Rosetta camera views dust or clouds in Mars' atmosphere
Courtesy BBC News

1 Comments:

Blogger ABFreedom said...

Man... that's one nasty curve ball.... these guys would be killer in baseball ...

February 25, 2007 at 12:23 PM  

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