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Philae Lander Nears a Cosmic Touchdown

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Comet 67P

A composite image of Comet 67P, where the Philae lander is scheduled to land after detaching from the Rosetta orbiter.

Credit: European Space Agency

In its 10-year chase of a comet, the European Space Agency’s ambitious Rosetta mission has pushed the edges of engineering ingenuity.

From The New York Times
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