Landing site chosen for Rosetta’s Philae

September 17, 2014 2:13 AM

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The lander should touch down on November 11 to study the surface of the comet.

According to an ESA statement, the landing site for Philae, a lander to be deployed by the Rosetta probe, has been selected. The location, dubbed Site J, on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, offers the greatest scientific promise and the least risk compared to other places under consideration.

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