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New History: Rosetta’s Spacecraft Successfully Lands On Comet (Video)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 13, 2014

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European Space Agency’s Rosetta space probe on Wednesday successfully deployed its robotic lander Philae on the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.2

This is the first time a spacecraft has ever landed on the surface of a comet. The mission was ten years in the making.

EU science chief Anne Glover tweeted that, “I think Europe just boldly went where no one else has gone before.”

Philae touched down on an area of the comet named Agilkia, using harpoons and screws to latch on to the surface.

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                                             Here’s a timeline of the spacecraft’s historic mission, courtesy of the AP: Read the rest of this entry »

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