Sep 15, 2014 3:35 PM

European Scientists Choose Site For Rosetta's Comet Touchdown

After the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft spent a decade just catching up with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, mission controllers have announced the spot where the probe's Philae lander will touch down. It turns out that there are no really good spots to land on a comet.

"This is not an easy task," Stephan Ulamec, the manager for the Philae Lander at the DLR German Aerospace Center, said at a news conference today.


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