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Fraser
2008-Aug-05, 03:40 AM
Since waking up in early July from a brief hibernation, the Rosetta space probe has passed yet another milestone on the long journey to its rendezvous with the comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014: it has begun tracking the asteroid (2867) Steins. The spacecraft will perform a close flyby of the asteroid on September 5th, 2008, [...]

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antoniseb
2008-Aug-05, 11:03 AM
Each new asteroid/comet that we observe with a probe fly-by has been very interesting. There is a lot of variety so far. I'm curious to see images of Steins.