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Philae Becomes First Comet Lander in Space History

European robot probe Philae on Wednesday made a first historic landing on a comet, after descending from its mothership and touching down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at about 1605 GMT. While, there were cheers and hugs at the control room in Darmstadt, Germany, the feat began earlier in the day, as the lander, separated from the satellite at 8.35 a.m. GMT, started ...

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Rosetta spacecraft’s robot to land on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko today

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft will oversee its robotic arm to land on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko today to probe its surface, said the space agency. The Rosetta mission’s Philae lander is scheduled to touch down on the comet known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Wednesday at 10.35 a.m. (EST). If all goes as planned with this complex engineering feat, it will be the ...

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