Issue Date: January 26, 2015 | Web Date: January 22, 2015
Rosetta Reveals Details About Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
The comet known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has a morphologically complex, organic-rich surface, according to analysis of the first set of data from the Rosetta mission (Science 2015, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa4542).
Comets are the fossils of our solar system, says Carey M. Lisse, a principal scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Their interiors contain pristine material remaining from when a giant molecular cloud collapsed into . . .
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