Rosetta Looks For A Good Place To Land Philae

Rosetta Looks For A Good Place To Land Philae

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The exciting Rosetta mission by the European Space Agency is really hotting up. Now that the Rosetta spacecraft has established a triangular orbit around the comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, it has started to look for places to land the Philae landing probe.

Five suitable sites have been identified. The image above shows the comet and the potential landing sites taken from about 100km away. 


Rosetta is set to continue to cautiously approach the comet to about 10km and then for yet another first in history for this mission, go ahead and land a probe on the comet to take samples. Keep a close eye on this fascinating mission and learn more about the landing sites here:


http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/Rosetta_Landing_site_search_narrows


Image credit: Credits: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA 


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