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The Rosetta Mission

Find out all about the Rosetta Mission.

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission captured the interest and imagination of a generation all over the world!

Take a look at our video which explains what Rosetta (the orbiting spacecraft) and Philae (the lander) have achieved as well as the impact the mission has had on our knowledge of our very own solar system.

The science goals of the mission were to:

  • Study Comet 67P/Churymov-Gerasimenko
  • Examine the change in the physical and chemical nature of the comet as it approached the Sun
  • Analyse the composition of the comet via the Philae lander
  • Explain the origin of the comet and the evolution of the Solar System
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Our Solar System and Beyond: Teaching Primary Science

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