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Comet : Photographs from the Rosetta Space Probe

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  • Author:
    BIBRING Jean-Pierre / SIERKS Holger
  • ISBN:
    9780500022276
  • Publication Date:
    01/09/2019
  • Edition:
    1
  • Pages:
    216
  • Binding:
    Hardback
  • Publisher:
    Thames and Hudson
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Comet : Photographs from the Rosetta Space Probe
Comet : Photographs from the Rosetta Space Probe

Comet : Photographs from the Rosetta Space Probe

Regular price $110.00
Unit price
per
  • Author:
    BIBRING Jean-Pierre / SIERKS Holger
  • ISBN:
    9780500022276
  • Publication Date:
    01/09/2019
  • Edition:
    1
  • Pages:
    216
  • Binding:
    Hardback
  • Publisher:
    Thames and Hudson
  • Country of Publication:
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    Comet presents the amazing story of the Rosetta space probe and its interstellar voyage to the comet Tchoury. Its mission - to find clues to the origins of our solar system and the emergence of life on Earth.

    Following a ten-year voyage and a journey spanning millions of kilometres through our Solar System, the Rosetta entered the comet's orbit. Its lander, Philae - a miniature science laboratory - landed directly on Tchoury's surface and was able to take the photographs presented here.

    This triumph of scientific endeavour brought back a raft of incredible new photographs, the best of which are featured here.

    The book is built around the various phases in Rosetta's journey: leaving Earth, breaching its atmosphere and watching the lights of home recede; skirting the Moon and coming close to Mars; plunging into the cosmos' starry void and approaching the comet; and, finally, landing on Tchoury.

    The photographs are accompanied by a text that reflects on the objectives of the mission and the accomplishment of such a technological feat for humanity. Detailed captions provide the reader with accessible scientific information, enabling them to get to the heart of the subject.

    Featured in the August 2019 Art newsletter.
    To receive this newsletter regularly please email us with your name and contact details.

Product description

Comet presents the amazing story of the Rosetta space probe and its interstellar voyage to the comet Tchoury. Its mission - to find clues to the origins of our solar system and the emergence of life on Earth.

Following a ten-year voyage and a journey spanning millions of kilometres through our Solar System, the Rosetta entered the comet's orbit. Its lander, Philae - a miniature science laboratory - landed directly on Tchoury's surface and was able to take the photographs presented here.

This triumph of scientific endeavour brought back a raft of incredible new photographs, the best of which are featured here.

The book is built around the various phases in Rosetta's journey: leaving Earth, breaching its atmosphere and watching the lights of home recede; skirting the Moon and coming close to Mars; plunging into the cosmos' starry void and approaching the comet; and, finally, landing on Tchoury.

The photographs are accompanied by a text that reflects on the objectives of the mission and the accomplishment of such a technological feat for humanity. Detailed captions provide the reader with accessible scientific information, enabling them to get to the heart of the subject.

Featured in the August 2019 Art newsletter.
To receive this newsletter regularly please email us with your name and contact details.