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Rosetta Comet Landing in 3D Released by NASA

A 3D image shows what it would look like to fly over the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was generated from data collected by the Rosetta Lander Imaging System (ROLIS) aboard the European Space Agency’s Philae spacecraft during the descent to the spacecraft’s initial touchdown on the comet Nov. 12. The stereographic image was generated using two images acquired ...

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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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