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Connections: How Did We Put a Probe On a Comet?

We landed a probe on a comet. How in the world did we do that?

In November, the Rosetta spacecraft completed a 10-year journey to catch up to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Then it dropped a little probe on the surface. It hasn't all gone as intended. We'll learn what's happened to the probe and what Rosetta is teaching us about the comet with Michael Richmond, a professor of physics at RIT and the next speaker in the lecture seriesat the Rochester Museum and Science Center.

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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.