Rosetta Sends Hope From Way Out There

Both atheists and believers can agree on the beauty of the universe captured by the spacecraft.
More than 10 years after launch, Rosetta is gearing up to put a lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Earlier this week, the spacecraft Rosetta made history. Launched more than 10 years ago by the European Space Agency, Rosetta not only made a successful rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, but has settled into orbit ahead of it. If all goes according to plan, three months from now the craft will release a lander, known as Philae, which will touch down on the comet's surface. Meanwhile, the images Rosetta is sending back to Earth provide a constant reminder of the beauty and majesty of the universe.

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