The Rosetta space probe caught up together with the module near Philae comet Churyumov - Gerasimenko, downlinked unusual photo. As tested the researchers, the device could capture the powerful jets of gas escaping from the bowels of the heavenly bodies.
As have informed the experts of the European space Agency, the closer the comet Churyumov - Gerasimenko approaches the point of closest approach to the Sun, the more weird it happens on its surface. Thus, the probe Rosetta has managed to make high-quality pictures of the most powerful jets of gas suddenly escapes from the depths of the comet.
"1st look at the data suggested to us that these emissions were truly remarkable on their own strength and content. We managed to find traces of heavy organic molecules in the comet's tail and on its surface, which may be associated with a discarded her dust. We deceive a prospect to announce that this organic matter was stored in the interior of the comet, but it is still too early to talk about it," said the adept scientific mission Rosetta Catherine Altwegg from the University of Bern.
Photos were received by the probe on July 29 during the next orbital maneuver that brought Rosetta at a distance of 186 km from the comet's surface. According to researchers, this emission of gas and dust was the most powerful and significant event similar since the arrival of the probe. With all this collected photos for the first time allowed the astrologers clearly see that, as a born gas jets.
Remember that the Rosetta probe went into space in early March 2004. In early July 2010 it was approximately 3.2 thousand km from the 120-kilometer asteroid Lutetia, the largest asteroid that people could see from so close. And in 2014 the probe for the first time in the history of the population of the earth was able to land the module Philae on the comet Churyumov - Gerasimenko by doing your own research goal.
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