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Alumna Claudia Alexander speaks with CNN about Rosetta

Posted: November 11, 2014

Alumna Claudia Alexander speaks with CNN about Rosetta

AOSS Alumna Claudia Alexander, project scientist for the U.S. Rosetta Project at JPL, spoke with CNN about the Rosetta mission.

“Rosetta is an attempt to explore not only an object (comets) that we don't yet fully understand, but also reach backwards in time, like a detective, to piece together more about our origins,” Alexander told CNN.

CNN spoke with five experts in space science, including Alexander, to explain why the Rosetta mission is a monumental achievement, regardless of whether or not the mission succeeds in putting the Philae lander on the surface of the comet.

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