Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Philae makes historic first landing on comet

History was made today as a spacecraft the size of a fridge executed the first successful landing on a comet. The European Space Agency (ESA) confirms that at about 16:00 GMT the unmannedPhilae space probe touched down on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at the landing site known as Agilkia. The comet and spacecraft are 510 milion km (310 million miles) from Earth, so the news of the landing took 28 minutes and 20 seconds to reach mission control in Darmstadt, Germany. .. Continue Reading Philae makes historic first landing on comet

Section: Space

Tags: Comets, ESA, Historic, Philae, Rosetta, Spacecraft

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