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Scientists say they've picked the spot where the Rosetta probe will attempt the first landing on a comet
BERLIN — Talk about a moving target.
Scientists at the European Space Agency on Monday announced the spot where they will attempt the first landing on a comet hurtling through space at 55,000 km/h. 255 more words
The European Space Agency (ESA) has planned to reveal the site selected for the first landing of a comet this week.
Philae, a landing module weighing about 100 kg that is part of Rosetta (robotic space probe), will probably touch down on Nov 11 on the surface of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which the unmanned spacecraft has been orbiting and observing from a distance of less than 100 km since Aug 6. 236 more words