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Open Dome Event - Crashing on a Comet

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20:00 – 22:00 6 Oct 2016
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CELS, Nottingham Trent University, NG11 8NS

The Rosetta mission to comet 67P has been a full success and increased our understanding about comets and the early solar system immensely. The mission comes to an end on 30 September by crashing into the comet. Other space missions have or are planned to crash into solar system bodies as well.

Dr. D Brown (NTU) will talk about what the scientific justification behind a crash landing for example on a comet is. Using the past Rosetta mission, the opportunities of such a manoeuvre will be explained and also the moral necessity to do so in case of other space missions. This talk will be followed by a brief introduction to what is visible in this month's sky.

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Organised by: Nottingham Trent University
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CELS, Nottingham Trent University, NG11 8NS
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20:00 – 22:00 6 Oct 2016
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