Landing Site Chosen for Spacecraft's Daring Rendezvous With Comet

September 15, 2014 2:59 PM

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Landing Site Chosen for Spacecraft's Daring Rendezvous With Comet

Finding a safe place to set down the European Space Agency's Rosetta lander was harder than expected.

Scientists announced Monday morning where they will land a little robot, called Philae, on the surface of a comet. After a survey for sites that resembled a game of pin-the-lander-on-the-comet, the decision is considered the best among the tricky options for setting down a probe on the comet's rough...

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