On Friday, September 30, 2016 the Rosetta spacecraft operated by the European Space Agency (ESA) will end their 12 year Rosetta mission by crashing into comet 67p. The Science Channel is commemorating the event with a special called “DEATH ON A COMET: THE ROSETTA MISSION” hosted by scientist, evolutionary biologist and frequent TV science commentator Dr. Dan Riskin.
“DEATH ON A COMET: THE ROSETTA MISSION’ “captures the extraordinary event, providing a conclusion to the remarkable twelve year journey – not only to understand how comets work, but also to investigate how comets could have played a crucial role in the evolution of life on Earth. The final chapter will capture the emotion of this journey’s end as Rosetta gathers the last bit of science from the comet and beams it back to Earth before its mission-ending crash.”
Dr. Dan Riskin was kind enough to join me for an interview to discuss “DEATH ON A COMET: THE ROSETTA MISSION”, he also dished on the goals of the 12 year experiment, what they learned about comets in the process, what role comets have in the evolution of life on earth, and why the Rosetta spacecraft is ending their mission by crashing into comet 67p on Friday.
Please be sure to watch the video below to see my interview with Dr. Dan Riskin in its entirety. “DEATH ON A COMET: THE ROSETTA MISSION” will air on the Science Channel at 10 pm ET/PT on Friday, September 30, 2016. Please be sure to tune in, and make sure your kids watch this highly educational special as well! For more information please visit ScienceChannel.com.
Video: Watch Candace Rose interview scientist, evolutionary biologist and frequent TV science commentator Dr. Dan Riskin on the Science Channel special he is hosting “DEATH ON A COMET: THE ROSETTA MISSION”.