The image released by the European Space Agency ESA on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 shows an artist rendering by the ATG medialab depicting lander Philae separating from Rosetta mother spaceship and descending to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. European Space Agency said Wednesday that the landing craft separated from Rosetta probe for descent to comet 67P. (AP Photo/ESA, ATG Medialab) (The Associated Press)
DARMSTADT, Germany – Europe's unmanned space probe Rosetta on Wednesday released a lander toward comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. If successful, it will be the first time that a spacecraft has landed on a comet.