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Investigating Comets (Video)
Date: April 23, 2014
Running Time: 00:25:00
Join Exploratorium scientist Paul Doherty as he illuminates the most primitive objects—comets, icy leftovers from the formation of our solar system over 4.6 billion years ago. The chemical composition of comets has changed little since their formation and so they carry essential information about the origins of life on Earth. ... More »
Rosetta is a spacecraft en route to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where it will make the most detailed study of a comet ever attempted.

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Preparing for Landing (Video)
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The race to find Philae's landing site could only begin once Rosetta arrived at comet, 67P/Churyu ...
 
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Comet Mapping (Webcast)
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Join us as Rosetta moves ever closer to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s nucleus to m ...
 
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Overview of the Rosetta Mission (Video)
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Join Exploratorium scientists Paul Doherty and Isabel Hawkins for a live webcast as th ...
 
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Long Now Rosetta Project (Video)
1/18/2014   
Laura Welcher, Director of the Rosetta Project, introduces us to the Rosetta Disk, a three-inc ...

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Philae has Landed! (Webcast)
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Join us for a live webcast with senior scientist Paul Doherty to discuss breaking news about t ...
 
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Preparing for Landing (Video)
11/7/2014   
The race to find Philae's landing site could only begin once Rosetta arrived at comet, 67P/Churyu ...
 
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Comet Mapping (Webcast)
8/15/2014   
Join us as Rosetta moves ever closer to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s nucleus to m ...
 
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Comet Approach Maneuvers (Webcast)
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The most difficult phase of the Rosetta mission is the final rendezvous with the fast-moving ...
 
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Investigating Comets (Video)
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Join Exploratorium scientist Paul Doherty as he illuminates the most primitive objects&# ...