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Seminar: Weissman

May 6, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Speaker: Paul Weissman, JPL

Title: The Rosetta Comet Rendezvous Mission

Abstract:
ESA’s Rosetta mission, with participation by NASA, arrived at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August 2014, the first ever comet rendezvous mission. A lander, Philae, was deployed to the surface of the nucleus on November 12, 2014, the first-ever nucleus landing (after a few bounces). This talk will review some of the many exciting results from Rosetta and Philae and their implications for comets in general, and for the origin of the solar system.

Details

Date:
May 6, 2015
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Venue

Institute for Astronomy
2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822 United States

Organizer

Karen Meech