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Philae and Rosetta: Deciphering the language of the solar system

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Two weeks ago an amazing feat of space exploration took place. Comet 67P/Churyumar-Gerasimenko received its first visitor from earth, 514 million km away, in the shape of a washing machine sized lander called Philae. The European Space Agency seemed to deliver the impossible; getting a spacecraft to a comet 4km … Read More

Rosetta Comet Landing – A first for humankind

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Humankind has made history as the Philae lander has separated from the Rosetta orbiter to becoming the first spacecraft to touch down on a comet. Comets have inspired wonder throughout human history, and some scientists believe that it was comets crashing into the primordial Earth that provided the organic molecules that are … Read More