Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society
The European Space Agency’s magnificent Rosetta mission ended last week as the spacecraft gently touched down on the comet it has revealed. You’ll hear highlights of the final countdown, and Emily Lakdawalla’s impressions gained at the European Space Operations Center. Bill Nye was there to hear Elon Musk explain his plans to colonize Mars. Bruce Betts gets the comfy chair in this week’s What’s Up segment.
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OSIRIS view of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko on December 11, 2015
Rosetta took this photo of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on December 11, 2015. It is the first image released as part of OSIRIS' "image of the day" program.