The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington

UTA Planetarium

UTA Planetarium

ROSETTA

ROSETTA

For a long time, humans gazed at comets when they appeared in the sky and wondered about these mysterious objects. Today, we know that comets carry a lot of secrets about the Solar System, such as how water formed.

For the first time in history, a spacecraft has chased and landed on a comet. Rosetta is the name of the European Space Agency’s spacecraft which accomplished the challenging feat in November 2014. Rosetta, along with its lander Philae, traveled for 10 years and a distance five times the distance between the Earth and the Sun to reach the comet.

Intended Audience: Everyone     Running Time: 23 Minutes

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