European Rosetta Mission To Make First Comet Landing

LIVE stream via Washington Post

According to the European Space Agency, On Wednesday November 12th, Rosetta’s Philae probe is set to make the first-ever landing on a comet when it touches down on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Separation of the lander is planned for about 09:03 GMT (10:03 CET), and touch down should follow about seven hours later, at 16:02 GMT (17:02 CET).

Scientists launched the mission to better study the creation and life of comets, which they believe date back to the earliest days of the solar system, in hopes of learning more about its history.

Readers can follow this historic event via webcast live from mission control:

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