Philae’s historic ‘landing’ was more of a fall and collision with comet

December 3, 2014 3:26 AM

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Rosetta instruments help scientists reconstruct details of lander’s descent.

ESA scientists investigating the progression of Philae’s landing on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko now believe one of the lander’s legs grazed the comet’s surface in between its two known bounces.

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