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European probe lands successfully on comet 67P

European probe lands successfully on comet 67P

Rosetta’s probe, Philae, has successfully landed on its comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. After a daring seven-hour descent, the probe has made space history by becoming the firstever craft to land on a comet. … However, while the lander has touched down on the comet using its harpoons, scientists said that it had not yet deployed its anchors […]