Series: XXVIII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics: Solar System Exploration
Topic: Cometary Science and the Rosetta Mission.
Lecture 1: Comets and the Rosetta mission.
Dr. Küppers gives a general overview on comets in the context of the formation of the Solar System, describing their physical, dynamical, and compositional properties. The speaker describes cometary missions that have been sent before the Rosetta mission and lists some of the most important cometary science questions that are still unsolved or under debated.