5 Things You Need to Know About Rosetta, the Comet Chaser -- The Countdown #40

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We've put robots on both the moon and mars, but scientists have never tried to soft-land a robot on a comet--until now. In this episode of The Countdown, we cover everything you need to know about the European Space Agency's groundbreaking Rosetta miss...

We've put robots on both the moon and mars, but scientists have never tried to soft-land a robot on a comet--until now. In this episode of The Countdown, we cover everything you need to know about the European Space Agency's groundbreaking Rosetta mission. --SUBSCRIBE, future astronauts: more of The Countdown: Scientific American's website for more space news and information: to explore:Comet Craft Approaches Its Target (Nature): To Chase a Comet (NASA)#WakeUpRosetta Once Upon A (ESA) of Cometary Missions (ESA) Credits:Host/writer: Sophie BushwickStory Advisors: Clara Moskowitz & Michael MoyerEditor: Joss FongProducer: Eric R. Olson

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