Touchdown! Rosetta’s Lander Makes History

Posted by Andrew Gardner on

Yesterday, after a journey of billions of miles, a probe the size of a washing machine landed on the surface of a speeding comet. In recognition of the European Space Agency‘s achievement, we’ve added information about the Rosetta spacecraft to our Comets movie, and we’re featuring the topic today.

This is the first ever landing of a man-made craft on a comet. With excitement high and the news flowing, this is a perfect time to deepen students’ understanding of the origins of the solar system, and how comets figure into it.