For many of us, Matt Taylor needs no presentation: he is ESA’s Project Scientist for the Rosetta mission, the mediator between the team of scientists that profit from Rosetta’s operation and the operators of the mission themselves. And today, we are immensely fortunate to have him on our blog.
The module Philae, after more than 7 month hibernating, awakes ready to unravel for us all the mysteries of the comets.
After its landing on the 67P comet, Philae module surprised us with the finding of organic molecules in the atmosphere, becoming one of the major findings of space exploration.
On November 12th we lived one of those events that made the humankind take a giant leap. The spatial probe Rosetta landed on the comet 67P.
Comets might hold the origin of life on Earth. However, Rosetta’s mission will unravel some of its deepest secrets in 2015.