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December 21, 2014
Europe sees five possible sites for comet landing
Paris (AFP) Aug 25, 2014
The European Space Agency (ESA) on Monday said it had drawn up a shortlist of five possible sites for carrying out the first-ever landing on a comet. Astronomers have been scrutinising high-definition photos sent back by the Rosetta spacecraft, which rendezvoused with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on August 6 after a 10-year chase through the Solar System. In mid-November, ESA intends to send down a robot laboratory, Philae, which will harpoon itself to the comet's surface and carry out a batt ... read more

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Europe's deep-space robot lab Philae worked against the clock Friday, attempting to drill into a comet 510 million kilometres (320 million miles) from Earth to crown a historic exploration before its battery runs out. ... more
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Philae probing comet with hours left on battery
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Rosetta fuels debate on origin of Earth's oceans
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Asteroid 2014 UR116 Represents No Threat to the Earth
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Flight Status of Micro Deep-Space Explorer "PROCYON"
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    Philae lander detects organic molecules on comet's surface
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