We’re Open Today
10:00am to 5:00pm

Late Heavy Bombardment

Five Questions Scientists Hope Rosetta Answers About Comets

Comet 67P as seen from the ESA Rosetta spacecraft

By David Harker, Associate Research Scientist, UCSD Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences (CASS)

The primary mission of Rosetta's visit to comet 67P/Churymov–Gerasimenko is to further our understanding of the origin and evolution of our solar system. Comets can be thought of as time capsules since they formed within 100,000 years of the formation of the solar nebula, which is thought to be tens of millions of years older than the formation of the solar system 4.7 billion years ago.

Sign Up for a Newsletter

Train Time Campaign

Visit Us

1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 238-1233

FacebookTwitterYouTubeLInkedIn

 

 

 

Featured Exhibits & Shows

Thank You

to our generous sponsors

City of San Diego

 

A rounded corner rectangle. The left side is bright blue and says 'Proud Partner'. The right side is white with the StemEcosystem logo.

Copyright © 2022 Fleet Science Center. All Rights Reserved.