Madisonville Astronomy Professor Explains Next Week's Comet Landing
On November 12, scientists plan to send a lander form the Rosetta probe to the surface of the comet. Since early August, the Rosetta Orbiter Sensor for Ion and Neutral Analysis (ROSINA) has been 'sniffing the fumes' of 67P/C-G with its two mass spectrometers and Science Friday covered the theoretically noxious odors last week. Madisonville Community College physics and astronomy assistant professor, Dr. Aseem Talukdar, is following the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission. Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Talukdar on Sounds Good about the scientific endeavor.
Science at NASA: How to Land on a Comet
Rosetta's scheduled to accomplish the first landing ever on a comet on November 12. The Ukranian scientists who first identified COmet 67P in 1969 are eagerly following the progress of this mission.