Rosetta readies for its close rendezvous with a comet

Once it drops its lander, the spacecraft will tag along as dusty, icy comet circles the sun

Illustration of lander on surface of comet 67P

TOUCHDOWN ON A COMET  On November 12, scientists will attempt to land a robot on a comet, as shown in this illustration. If successful, the team will have a front-row seat to the spectacular show of a comet approaching the sun.

ESA, ATG Medialab

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