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Klim Churyumov (1937-2016)

16 Oct 2016, 11:07 UTC
Klim Churyumov (1937-2016)
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Klim Churyumov and a 3D model of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, at Philae's comet landing event in ESOC, Germany, in November 2014. Credit: ESA/C.Carreau
We were saddened to learn the news yesterday that Klim Churyumov, who discovered Rosetta's comet together with Svetlana Gerasimenko in 1969, has passed away.
Many of us had the pleasure to meet him at various Rosetta Mission events held at ESOC, and we are certainly very glad that he could see 'his' comet up close, and follow the mission right through until its conclusion just a couple of weeks ago.
Our condolences to his family and friends in this time.

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