Comet probe Philae's landing site renamed 'Agilkia'

November 4, 2014 8:45 PM

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Comet probe Philae's landing site renamed 'Agilkia'

"It couldn’t be a more appropriate name," ESA's Fred Jansen said.

Philae will attempt to execute a soft-landing onto Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. And with anticipation of the first-of-its-kind mission mounting, engineers finally decided the name "J" for the rover's landing spot simply wasn't going to cut it. After fielding several thousand suggestions, members...

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