Vodcast: Rosetta and the Philae lander

We reveal how ESA plan to land a probe on a comet for the first time

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On 12 November 2014, the European Space Agency attempts to make history by landing on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the first time mankind has touched down on one of these celestial visitors. BBC Sky at Night Magazine Staff Writer Elizabeth Pearson explains how the Philae lander plans on setting down, the science it hopes to achieve and what the Rosetta mission is all about.


 

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