Rosetta and Philae : An Isis Fairy Tale

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Roughly 13 years ago, on March 2, 2004, the European Space Agency (ESA) sent the Rosetta space probe to the heavens above.  The space probe, originally scheduled for departure on February 26, 2004, was launched on March 2, 2004 from the Guinana Space Centre near Kourou, French Guiana.  Over the next 10 years, Rosetta, and its space companion/lander, Philae, would traverse great spans of our solar system in hopes of tracking down, surveying, and eventually landing Philae onto the surface comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasiemenko.  What was the hope of the extensive mission?  Rosetta and her findings were to assist in the discovery of the origin, formation, and evolution of our 4.6 billion year old Solar System.

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