Rosetta’s countdown to comet landing has begun

Mission scientists put Rosetta spacecraft through final paces before attempted touchdown

comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

IN FOCUS  Philae’s landing site, Agilkia, is just above the clearly visible depression on the smaller of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s two lobes. Everything is on track for the attempted touchdown on the comet on November 12.


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