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Philae probe found on the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko 67P organic molecules - VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 13:17

The descent module Philae comet discovered on organic molecules that may participate in the formation of vital compounds. This is referring to the German agency participating in the mission Rosetta.

Compounds found one tool Philae. They contain carbon atoms. Scientists analyzing the data, trying to understand simple as methane or methanol, or complex (eg, amino acids) are detected substance. Also, scientists will study the data of soil samples of a comet.

A study of the comet is needed to study the evolution of the early solar system, because her mother has remained almost unchanged over the past 4.5 billion years. In addition, it can shed light on questions about the origin of life on Earth, and it appears on the water. In addition, scientists are exploring its evolution as a function of distance from the Sun.



comet 67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 1969 opened the Soviet astronomer Klim Churyumov when studying pictures taken by Svetlana Gerasimenko. It belongs to the group of short (its orbital period is 6.6 years), the size of the semimajor axis of the orbit is slightly more than 3.5 astronomical units, the linear dimensions of the nucleus are of the order of several kilometers.

To study the comet mission was Rosetta. In the framework of the surface of the comet 12 November 2014 was launched module Philae. The probe is lowered onto the darkened portion of the comet, and its solar panels were left without adequate access of solar energy. For more than three days of the European Space Agency engineers carry out various manipulations with the probe, trying to get as large amount of data about the comet.


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