Tomorrow, Rosetta will add a chapter to the saga of the comet hunting
Tomorrow August 6, a historic event will take place between a space probe Rosetta, which will have traveled a decade and a comet 67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko, aka Churry. A flood of images ahead, you will find in these pages. Later, premiere, a lander on the comet will move to explore the ground. The history of the "Rosetta Stone" will be added to the long saga of observations of hairy stars, that fascinate men forever. http://enjoycoloring.com/ With us back in time and find the greatest fears and milestones of the comet hunting.
On 08/05/2014 at 17:38 - By Xavier Demeersman, Futura-Sciences
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Illustration of the spacecraft Rosetta, a few days before his arrival on August 6 around Comet 67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Photographed 500 miles away, the dual personality of the icy body 4 km unfolds in detail. © Esa Rosetta NavCam
Since ancient times, we refer to these celestial bodies that cross our starry nights Asteres Komêtês in reference to their gleaming hair that has always fascinated him. China, in an almanac (Mawangdui texts) implementing hundreds of observations, willingly spoke of brush star or star-bush . Like other civilizations, the strange evening visitors were also interpreted in the land of Middle-like harbingers of disaster ... There are also famous exceptions to the rule, including the Romans, who saw in the "great comet "appeared in the year 44 BC, the sign of the deification of the dictator Julius Caesar assassinated a few days before ... Same in 1066 with the Battle of Hastings depicted in the famous Bayeux Tapestry. For the troops of William the Conqueror, the visible phenomenon in April this year (it was, in this case, the Comet Halley ), was a precursor of their victory ...