Comet, the: the Journey of Rosetta

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In 2004 the European Space Agency decided to send the Rosetta probe to study the 67P comet Churyumov Gerasimenko, nicknamed “Tchoury". After a 10 year voyage and hundreds of millions of miles crossed through space, the probe entered the comet’s orbit and stayed there for 18 months – a first in the history of space conquest. Among the important data collected by the Rosetta probe were scores of incredible new photographs of the comet – presented here in an extraordinary book. The Comet is structured around the various phases of the Rosetta probe’s journey: leaving Earth, breaching its atmosphere and watching its lights disappear; skirting the Moon and coming close to Mars; and finally losing itself in the starry void of the cosmos and approaching the comet.
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In 2004 the European Space Agency decided to send the Rosetta probe to study the 67P comet Churyumov Gerasimenko, nicknamed “Tchoury". After a 10 year voyage and hundreds of millions of miles crossed through space, the probe entered the comet’s orbit and stayed there for 18 months – a first in the history of space conquest. Among the important data collected by the Rosetta probe were scores of incredible new photographs of the comet – presented here in an extraordinary book. The Comet is structured around the various phases of the Rosetta probe’s journey: leaving Earth, breaching its atmosphere and watching its lights disappear; skirting the Moon and coming close to Mars; and finally losing itself in the starry void of the cosmos and approaching the comet.
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    Editions Xavier Barral
  • Release
    May 2019
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    hb
  • Format
    216 pages, 140 duotone illustrations. 25 x 26.5 cm
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