Rosetta makes orbit

Comet orbit achieved! Philae, the Rosetta probe’s smaller component, will land on the comet in November.

“Mission controllers had to use the gravity of Earth and Mars to give the probe a slingshot acceleration to meet its target on the right trajectory. Rosetta also had to be put into hibernation for more than two years to conserve power before being woken up successfully in January this year..”

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/06/world/rosetta-spacecraft-comet-approach/

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