Comet

Author: Jean-Pierre Bibring
Homepage_9780500022276

Stock information

General Fields

  • : $100.00(AUD)
  • : 9780500022276
  • : Thames & Hudson, Limited
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : May 2019
  • : 0.0
  • : May 2019
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jean-Pierre Bibring
  • : Hardback
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  • : 216
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Barcode 9780500022276
9780500022276

Description

Comet presents the amazing story of the Rosetta space probe and its interstellar voyage to the comet Tchoury. Its mission _ to find clues to the origins of our solar system and the emergence of life on Earth. Following a ten-year voyage and a journey spanning millions of kilometres through our Solar System, the Rosetta entered the comet's orbit. Its lander, Philae _ a miniature science laboratory _ landed directly on Tchoury's surface and was able to take the photographs presented here. This triumph of scientific endeavour brought back a raft of incredible new photographs, the best of which are featured here. The book is built around the various phases in Rosetta's journey: leaving Earth, breaching its atmosphere and watching the lights of home recede; skirting the Moon and coming close to Mars; plunging into the cosmos' starry void and approaching the comet; and, finally, landing on Tchoury. The photographs are accompanied by a text that reflects on the objectives of the mission and the accomplishment of such a technological feat for humanity. Detailed captions provide the reader with accessible scientific information, enabling them to get to the heart of the subject.