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What It Takes To Land On A Comet

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It was big news last week when the European Space Agency landed a probe on a comet. 

And even with some unexpected difficulties in the landing, the Rosetta mission has already gathered enough data to keep scientists busy for years.

Jean Creighton, the director of the Manfred Olson Planetarium, shares her thoughts about Rosetta’s initial success.
 

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Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.
Dr. Jean Creighton has always been inspired by how the cosmos works. She was born in Toronto, Ontario and grew up in Athens, Greece where her mother claims she showed a great interest in how stars form from the age of five.