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Divided into two parts, the first four chapters of Comets andtheir Origin refer to comets and their formation in general,describing cometary missions, comet remote observations,astrochemistry, artificial comets, and the chiralityphenomenon.

The second part covers the cometary Rosetta mission, its launch,journey, scientific objectives, and instrumentations, as well asthe landing scenario on a cometary nucleus. Along the way, theauthor presents general questions concerning the origin ofterrestrial water and the molecular beginnings of life
on Earth, as well as how the instruments used on a space missionlike Rosetta can help answer them. The text concludes with achapter on what scientists expect from the Rosetta mission and howits data will influence our life on Earth.

As a result, the author elucidates highly topical and fascinatingknowledge to scientists and students of various scientificbackgrounds, allowing them to work with Rosetta‘s data.

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