Rosetta and Philae at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Research report (imported) 2014 - Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
Since summer 2014 Rosetta explores comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. In November 2014 the Philae lander landed on the surface of the comet. The first measurements of the scientific instruments allow conclusions on the formation of small bodies in the early phase of solar system formation, on cometary activity and on the importance of comets for the existence of water on Earth.