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November 12, 2014

Live video of the Philae landing on the comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko

Dear readers and followers,



today you can follow in live the landing of the Rosetta's lander Philae on the comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko. After a 10 year journey of some seven billion kilometres, the Rosetta mission is now heading towards its next major milestone : setting the lander Philae on a comet.  

In French here:



Credit video: +CNES 


In English here:

Rosetta is a robotic space probe built and launched by the +European Space Agency, ESA to perform a detailed study of comet called 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko with both an orbiter and lander module (Philae).



This morning, Philae separated from Rosetta. Seven hours later, it will arrive at the surface of the comet. Hopefully, Philae will survive the landing, and begin to return data.


Credit image: +European Space Agency, ESA 


See below the different steps for the landing




The comet is really large, as you can see on the picture below with a comparison with Paris city:




Source: +CNES


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