Philae Will Land On Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November

September 27, 2014 3:15 PM

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Philae Will Land On Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November

The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission will deploy its lander, Philae, to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November.

Philae's landing site, currently known as Site J, is located on the smaller of the comet's two 'lobes,' with a backup site on the larger lobe. The sites were selected just six weeks after Rosetta arrived at the comet on 6 August, following its 10-year journey through the solar system.

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