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Rosetta Landing on Comet Top Breakthrough of 2014

The landing of European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft on a comet tops the list of 10 breakthroughs of 2014, the prestigious journal Science announced in its December issue. Rosetta and its lander module Philae made major headlines in November when Philae touched down on the surface of the speeding comet. The landing was rougher than expected as Philae bounced off ...

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Rosetta Mission Successful: Philae Lander Makes First Historic Landing on Comet

After the successful landing of the European robot Philae Lander, descending from its mothership after a 10-year journey, Rosetta mission has achieved a first historic landing on a comet on Wednesday. As the Philae lander touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at about 1605 GMT, there were cheers and hugs at the control room in Darmstadt, Germany. Earlier in the day, ...

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