Europe’s Philae Touches Down On Comet; May Not Have Stable Footing

Europe’s Philae robotic probe touched down on the dusty surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on Nov. 12, marking a historic achievement in planetary exploration. After a decade-long journey through space to rendezvous with 67P, the Rosetta mission has already racked up a slate of firsts in the...

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