Holy #Comet  Batman! #Rosetta - one of the most incredible comet missions yet. The European Space Agency's #robotic #spacecraft has been chasing the dusty comet 67P around the solar system for 10 years in a design for landing a probe on its surface. How's that for some bodacious science experiment? On Wed (Aug 6, 2014) Rosetta will rendezvous with 67P and begin a close-up photo shoot and a personal physical exam. Measurements are needed in preparation for Rosetta to eject its probe Philae, scheduled to land this fall on the comet's surface. #STEM   #teachers  - have your #students  follow Rosetta's mission throughout the fall. A fantastic opportunity to help students understand the excitement, and potential for success and/or failure, of "big science". A mission jam packed with #engineering, remote sensing, robotic controls, all coordinated to examine an object that may date back to the earliest days of our Solar System.
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