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Live Coverage: Rosetta mission Philae comet touchdown

Philae has become the first lander to ever touch down on a comet's surface.
RELATED TOPICS: SOLAR SYSTEM | COMETS | COMET 67P | ROSETTA

After traveling over 4 billion miles, and spending more than a decade in transit, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft’s final stage is in progress: landing a probe, called Philae, on the surface of Comet 67P. The tricky maneuver will be the first of its kind if successful — and Astronomy and Discover magazines will be following its progress here live.

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