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Video: Rosetta lander set to touch down on comet's surface


The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft is due to land a robotic probe on a comet after almost 10 years travelling through space. The Philae lander is scheduled to land on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on November 12. This animation, published by the European Space Agency on November 11, shows a simulation of the Philae probe’s departure from Rosetta, descent towards the comet, and landing on the surface before beginning tests. Credit: YouTube/ESA/ATG medialab

 

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