Scientific goals
The hopes are that using the Rosetta orbiter and its landing craft Philae to analyse the comet core, both of which will send back to Earth the results of chemical, physical and mineralogical examinations in addition to their images, will establish a greater understanding of the comet's origins and properties and hence the formation and evolution of the Solar System.
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Science objectives of the Rosetta Mission

The hopes are that using the Rosetta orbiter and its landing craft Philae to analyse the comet core, both of which will send back to Earth the results of chemical, physical and mineralogical examinations in addition to their images, will establish a greater understanding of the comet's origins and properties and hence the formation and evolution of the Solar System.

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