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European Space Science: Budget Freeze Nips Comet Camera

Science  22 Mar 1996:
Vol. 271, Issue 5256, pp. 1661
DOI: 10.1126/science.271.5256.1661


Europe's Rosetta spacecraft is scheduled to shadow the comet Wirtanen for 2 years early in the next century, sending back spectacular close-up views—a scientific and public relations bonanza. But there's a catch: Nobody seems willing to pay for a camera to take those close-up shots.