Philae’s comet landing site named Agilkia

November 4, 2014 4:42 PM

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With just over a week to go before touchdown, the landing site for Rosetta’s Philae probe has been named Agilkia, after an island on the Nile River in southern Egypt.

Up until now the region of the smaller lobe of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has been known simply as site J, the designation it was given during the landing selection process.

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