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Rosetta Mission’s Philae Lands on Comet 67P (2014)
November 12, 2015
(Artist’s rendition by DLR German Aerospace Center)Philae is a robotic European Space Agency lander that accompanied the Rosetta spacecraft until it landed on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, more than ten years after departing Earth. On 12 November 2014, the probe achieved the first-ever soft landing on a comet nucleus. Its instruments obtained the first images from a comet’s surface.