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Open Dome Event: Landing on a Comet - The Rosetta Mission

Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Nottingham

Run by: Nottingham Trent University

We have sent many space missions to land on planets or even moons, but never have we attempted to land on a comet. Dr D Brown (NTU) will tell us more about the exciting Rosetta Mission.


Suitable for 14+

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Comets are dirty snowballs and the remains of our early solar system billions of years old. They have conserved the materials our solar system was made from. Trying to understand how comets change when they encounter the Sun and analysing the material they are made out of will help us understand where we come from.
Dr D Brown (NTU) will tell us about the amazing European Rosetta Mission in his talk Landing on a Comet - The Rosetta Mission. During his talk we will learn more about what comets are and how the Rosetta Mission attempts to land on something that is as loosely packed as a snowball.


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This event is free of charge.

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Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus

Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

Meeting point: Foyer of CELS building


This activity is organised and run by Nottingham Trent University.

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