The Rosetta Mission Statement

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Emma Lang Mr. Miller Class #2 Rosetta Mission Research Paper 2/19/18 Rosetta Mission Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel 4 billion miles into space in a different atmosphere to discover a dark and dusty comet? The mission of comet 67P/C-G was to accompany it into the solar system, they did this by deploying the philae lander with the help of NASA and making this the first controlled comet. This mission helped scientists begin to understand the changes in the season as the comet left the inner solar system on its outbound leg. The history, current perceptions, and future implications of the Rosetta Mission all help scientists with the understanding of the origins of solar system life and earth. The journey of the…show more content…
Scientists have been busy analyzing the bounty of data and are busy creating new missions to find out more about comets. One of the reasons scientists want to study comets is that the icy bodies on comets could have delivered the organics and all molecules needed for life when they ran into the solar system . Past comet missions and ground-based telescopes have seen dozens of molecules on comets, including organics. Today scientists are not doing anything more with the Rosetta Mission but, a year later NASA created a mission called the “Deep impact”. The Deep impact mission is similar to the rosetta’s because scientists launched a probe into space that was designed to study the interior composition of comet Tempel 1 by releasing an impactor into the comet. Other missions that began a few years after the Rosetta and Deep impact are the Mars gravity assist maneuver (2007) and observe two asteroids Steins (2008) and Lutetia (2010). All of these missions help scientists further understanding in how comets are the oldest most primitive bodies in the solar system that could have formed the sun and…show more content…
The more scientists find out about a comets structure and operation the better we have to greet the comet and send it elsewhere. Future missions like the Rosetta will be needed, this mission helped answer many questions about how comets work but there is still many more to be answered. All the information gathered from the rosetta mission such as its composition, density, and behavior suggest new ideas that we need to re-write about comets. Our understanding after the completion of the rosetta mission of comets and the formation of earth and other planets will never be the same thanks to the Rosetta and its philae. In conclusion The history, current perceptions, and future implications of the Rosetta Mission study has helped the scientific understanding of how Rosetta will unlock the mysteries of how the Solar System evolved. After September 2016 when the Rosetta Mission ended, scientists concluded that “The rosetta mission helps the understanding of how comets change and evolve with time , it gives us important insights on comets and abundance of ices on comets and how long comets can stay in the inner solar system before losing all their ice and becoming balls of dust,” said

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