Complex maneuver could finally land Rosetta probe on comet

November 4, 2014 2:19 AM

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Successful landing is likely but not certain.

The Rosetta probe is set to carry out a complex orbital maneuver that will bring it only three miles above the surface of Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko, after it drops the Philae lander onto the comet’s small lobe on November 12.

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