Rosetta’s Spacecraft Successfully Lands On Comet
European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft on Wednesday successfully deployed the robotic lander Philae on the Comet 67P.
This is the first time a spacecraft has ever landed on the surface of a comet. The mission was ten years in the making.
— ESA Rosetta Mission (@ESA_Rosetta) November 12, 2014
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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