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.