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Philae Lander Site Selected

ESA selected “Site J” on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.  The Philae lander will touch down on 11 November, if all goes to plan.

The site is believed to be scientifically interesting and low risk for the landing.  158 more words

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Landing site chosen for historic comet mission

TORONTO – The European Space Agency has chosen a landing site for its historic Rosetta comet mission.

In just under two months the Philae lander, part of the… 231 more words

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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

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'J' Marks The Spot!

European Space Agency Announces Target Site For Rosetta’s Lander

This morning, Sept 15, European Space Agency (ESA) announced the landing site selected for its comet-chasing… 685 more words

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First comet landing site to be revealed

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

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Rosetta Teasing Us With Images

The  ESA Rosetta mission to Comet 67P/C-G is collecting scads of data, but we are only seeing dribs and drabs.  I understand the process and why it works this way, but it is so excruciating to get these little teases. 145 more words

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