Aviv Kerem

First was Mars, now it's a Comet. Next is the Universe!

Last week the human race has gotten to a new level of progress with the landing on the Comet.

It took a long time, 10 years of planning and 10 years of studying to be exact, but the Rosetta's scientists have done it, they had landed a space probe on a Comet at a speed of 135,000 kilometers an hour.

The Rosetta space program, conducted by the European Space Agency, made contact with the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Nov.12.2014 to be accurate. This spacecraft is the first one ever to land on a comet getting into our solar system. To make it happen, the scientists had to study the comet's speed and solar track around the sun, for 2 whole years and building the space probe took a lot of time as well.

In the spacecraft were 11 instruments that were supposed to provide information about the comet and his chemical interactions with one another, and how the comet interacts with the radiation and the solar wind.

A lot of money and time was invested in this program, so when the spacecraft fell silent on the 14 of November, only 2 days after its landing, the scientists were disappointed because of the fact they couldn’t get the information they wanted but the fact they succeeded had opened the human race to new places and progress.