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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

European Space Agency Philae Probe lands on Comet 67P

The European spacecraft that performed the first-ever soft landing on a comet might have done so not just once, but twice.
The Philae lander, part of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta mission, made history Wednesday morning...story

The $1.3 billion Rosetta mission launched in March 2004 and then rendezvoused with 67P in deep space this past August. On Aug. 6, Rosetta became the first spacecraft ever to enter orbit around a comet...What an amazing mission! Should be some interesting findings coming forth as the mission unfolds after bouncing down on the icy-rocky body. Updates as they develop can be followed at the ESA rosetta blog...
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WELCOME TO A COMET...
View of the surface with lander leg in foreground