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Asteroid Lutetia to give clues to Solar System

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:39 am
by falkor
By VERENA SCHMITT-ROSCHMANN,
10 July 2010
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Spacecraft Operations Manager Andrea Accomazzo controls the Rosetta asteroid mission at the Space Operations Centre of ESA (European Space Agency) in Darmstadt, Germany, on Saturday, July 10, 2010. ESA's Rosetta comet-chaser is on the way to its main target, the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, arriving in 2014. On this Saturday it will fly past the asteroid Lutetia, observing and sending data and pictures

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS59NLP4Si8

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asteroid Lutetia in an extraordinary quest some 280 million miles in outer space between Mars and Jupiter