Rosetta lander Philae successfully lands on comet 67P

November 13, 2014 4:44 PM

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Rosetta lander Philae successfully lands on comet 67P

An unmanned spacecraft successfully landed Wednesday on the surface of a speeding comet in outer space as researchers hoped to find answers to the mysteries of life on planet Earth.

The 220-pound Philae, dispatched by the European Space Agency, touched down with a bounce at 11:03 a.m. on the icy surface of the 67P/Churyumov/Gerasimenko comet, officials announced.

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