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Catching a Space Duck

Catching a space duck cover.
Fact or fiction.

by Renata Hopkins

In 2004, the European Space Agency sent a spacecraft (called Rosetta) to chase a rubber-ducky-shaped comet called Comet Churyumov-Gerasamenko/67P. In 2014, Rosetta caught up with Comet 67P and sent a lander (called Philae) down to the surface of the comet. Scientists are using the information Rosetta and Philae are sending back to figure out more about comets and other secrets of our solar system.

Series: Connected 2015 level 3 - Fact or Fiction?

Learning area: English, Science

Curriculum level: 3

Category: Non-fiction

Strand: Nature of science

Capability: Critique evidence

In: Connected 2015 level 3 - Fact or Fiction?

Publication date: January 2015

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