The Rosetta Mission; History in the Making

Where did life on Earth come from? Did comets play a role in the evolution of Earth? Did the Earth’s water come from comets?

These are just some of the questions that Philae hopes to answer when it’s deployed from the Rosetta spacecraft onto the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The Open University has been working with the European Space Agency with the joint purpose of reaching this comet in order to uncover the secrets of the universe it may hold. Scientists from The OU have created some of the specialised instruments on board Philae and these will help analyse the extraordinary makeup of this comet.

On the 12th of November 2014, history will be made as Philae attempts to land on to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. These three posters have been designed in order to mark this scientific feat.
 

 

 

 

If you are interested in unlocking the secrets of the universe visit The Open University website for information about our science courses.

 

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6 November, 2014 - 11:38