The Rosetta’s Philae Probe Makes History, Successfully Lands On Comet 67P

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In an historic mission that has taken more than a decade, the European Space Agency has successfully landed a probe called the Philae Lander on a comet called 67P, marking the first time a space craft has ever successfully landed on the surface of a comet.

The probe, which has its own Twitter account, tweeted that it had a new address on 67P.

The space probe weighs about 250lbs and was ejected from spacecraft Rosetta about seven hours ago, falling at a slow speed due to the gentle gravitational pull of the 2.5-mile-long comet. At one point during the first-of-its-kind mission, one of the thrusters on Philae wasn’t working properly and was feared to be an obstacle in a successful landing.

But, all’s well that ends well.

Rosetta took ten years to reach 67P. It had to…

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