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Comet - Photographs from the Rosetta Space Probe (Hardcover) Loot Price: R860
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Comet - Photographs from the Rosetta Space Probe (Hardcover): Jean-Pierre Bibring, Hanns Zischler

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Comet - Photographs from the Rosetta Space Probe (Hardcover)

Jean-Pierre Bibring, Hanns Zischler

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List price R1,187 Loot Price R860 Discovery Miles 8 600 | Repayment Terms: R80 pm x 12* You Save R327 (28%)

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Comet presents the amazing story of the Rosetta space probe and its interstellar voyage to the comet Tchoury. Its mission - to find clues to the origins of our solar system and the emergence of life on Earth. Following a ten-year voyage and a journey spanning millions of kilometres through our Solar System, the Rosetta entered the comet's orbit. Its lander, Philae - a miniature science laboratory - landed directly on Tchoury's surface and was able to take the photographs presented here. This triumph of scientific endeavour brought back a raft of incredible new photographs, the best of which are featured here. The book is built around the various phases in Rosetta's journey: leaving Earth, breaching its atmosphere and watching the lights of home recede; skirting the Moon and coming close to Mars; plunging into the cosmos' starry void and approaching the comet; and, finally, landing on Tchoury. The photographs are accompanied by a text that reflects on the objectives of the mission and the accomplishment of such a technological feat for humanity. Detailed captions provide the reader with accessible scientific information, enabling them to get to the heart of the subject.

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Imprint: Thames and Hudson
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2019
Text writers: Jean-Pierre Bibring • Hanns Zischler
Dimensions: 270 x 250 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 216
ISBN-13: 978-0-500-02227-6
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Photography & photographs
Books > Science & Mathematics > Astronomy, space & time
Books > Arts & Architecture > Photography & photographs > General
Books > Science & Mathematics > Astronomy, space & time > Popular astronomy
Books > Science & Mathematics > Astronomy, space & time > Solar system
Books > Science & Mathematics > Astronomy, space & time > Space travel & exploration
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LSN: 0-500-02227-5
Barcode: 9780500022276

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