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Humankind is About to Make Intimate Contact with a Comet for the First Time in History

We may soon seeimages of a comet’s surface for the first time ever.

Humankind is About to Make Intimate Contact with a Comet for the First Time in History

For the first time in history, a human will touch down on the nucleus of a comet. The recently named Philae is an European Space Agency robotic lander that's currently attached to the Rosetta spacecraft, with a scheduled detachment set for November 12th. Seven hours later, the probe will try a soft-landing onto Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where it will then obtain the first-ever images taken from the surface of a comet. Check out this video to see what the mission should look like.


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