PHOTOS: Philae Lander Sends First Images From a Comet

November 13, 2014 6:52 PM

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We did it! We landed a machine on the surface of a frickin' comet some 250 million miles away from Earth! While the ESA's decade-long Rosetta mission can already be labeled an unprecedented feat of engineering, it was not without its glitches.

Shortly after the mission team confirmed that the Philae lander had indeed landed on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, they received word that the probe's planned "soft landing" wasn't all that soft. In fact, they believe that the Philae lander "bounced" off the surface following the i...

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