Scientists Aerospace Centre in Cologne, as well as the Scientific steering center in Toulouse, France, as well as specialists Space Operations Centre of the European Space Agency are preparing for the unique event – tomorrow for the first time in the history of space probes from Earth to board a comet, which is located at a distance of 500 million miles away from our planet.
Now experts in the field of space research conducted last preparations. RT conducts live coverage of the research centers.
Rosetta spacecraft was created by the European Space Agency specifically to study the surface of the comet 67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko. It was launched into space March 2, 2004, the end of his mission, scheduled for December 2015.
The probe finally reached the goal of his 10-year journey, and as close to the comet. Tomorrow he will send to the surface of the space object special module Philae. This occurs at a distance of 500 million km from Earth.
Scientists suspect that the surface water can be detected or even any form of life. For this, the device will take soil samples, drilled surface of the comet on 20 cm.