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possible landing sites on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
possible landing sites on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

get lost in this mission-control style videographic (and deep space soundtrack) of the first satellite mission in history to rendezvous with a comet. Rosetta arrived at 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 6 August 2014. Rosetta launched in 2004; it is currently escorting 67P/C-G as it orbits the Sun, to eventually deploy a lander to explore the comet’s surface. (Rosetta is an ESA mission with contributions from its member states and NASA. Rosetta’s Philae lander is provided by a consortium led by DLR, MPS, CNES and ASI.)

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