Comet-chaser Rosetta has lucked out with a two-for-one deal. Pictures from the European Space Agency (ESA) probe suggest that its target comet, Churyumov-Gerasimenko, is actually two icy rocks stuck together in an arrangement known as a contact binary.
“This is the reason we organise these missions, to find surprises,” says Pedro Lacerda of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Göttingen, Germany, who has set up a team to analyse results from Rosetta.
Launched 10 years ago, Rosetta’s mission is to make the first-ever landing on a comet. This latest discovery could complicate the mission. (1)
What we see as one can be divided into parts.
Any part can be divided into other parts.
You can see parts everywhere.
As long as you really WANT to…
Like Rosetta chasing comets,
we are constantly changing atoms.
But there is nothing to find.
Because everything just Is.
We are just chasing shadows.
And when some light is shed upon us, these shadows become bigger…