A closer look of COMET 67P by NASA’s KEPLER

Comet 67p

On Sept. 30, the European Space Agency finished up its Rosetta mission and the investigation of comet 67P. Amid the last month of the mission, NASA’s planet-chasing Kepler space craft had a special chance to give a “major picture” perspective of the comet as it was inconspicuous from Earth. Ground-based telescopes couldn’t see comet 67P, on the grounds that the comet’s circle put it in the sky amid sunshine hours.

From Sept. 7 through Sept. 20, the Kepler shuttle, working in its K2 mission, settled its look on comet 67P. From the inaccessible vantage purpose of Kepler, the rocket could watch the comet’s center and tail. The long-go worldwide perspective of Kepler supplements the nearby in perspective of the Rosetta rocket, giving setting to the high-determination examination Rosetta executed as it slid closer and nearer to the comet.

Amid the two-week time of study, Kepler took a photo of the comet at regular intervals. The activity demonstrates a time of 29.5 hours of perception from Sept. 17 through Sept. 18. The comet is seen going through Kepler’s field of view from upper right to base left, as delineated by the corner to corner strip. The white specks speak to stars and different locales in space examined amid K2’s tenth watching effort.

As a comet goes through space, it sheds a tail of gas and clean. A comet’s movement level can be acquired by measuring the reflected daylight. Investigating the Kepler information, researchers will have the capacity to decide the measure of mass lost every day as comet 67P goes through the close planetary system.

NASA Ames deals with the Kepler and K2 missions for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, oversaw Kepler mission advancement. Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation works the flight framework with backing from the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

(Source: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroidwatch/)

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