Rosetta: 'Save the Date' for Historic Comet Landing [VIDEO]

September 26, 2014 7:33 PM

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The European Space Agency (ESA) finally announced the exact date on which its Rosetta comet chasing spacecraft will deploy the Philae lander. The lander will alight onto the surface of a massive comet on November 12, making history as the first manmade vehicle to set down on a comet as it whips through space.

The ESA announcement was made Friday morning, with the space agency being very careful to note while this date is pretty final, the landing site, announced earlier this month, is actually still tentative.

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