Risky comet landing by European probe will be '7 hours of terror'

November 11, 2014 2:03 PM

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Risky comet landing by European probe will be '7 hours of terror'

The Rosetta mission's view of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Nov. 6, 2014. Rosetta's Philae lander will attempt to land on the comet on Nov. 12, 2014. (ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM, CC BY-SA IGO 3.0)

Landing a probe on a comet whizzing through deep space isn't easy, but this week, the European Space Agency (ESA) will attempt to do just that. If successful, it will be the first time a probe has landed on the surface of a comet.Officials working with ESA's Rosetta mission are planning to land the ...

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