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Rosetta

(space probe that visited a comet)

Rosetta was an European Space Agency space probe that rendezvoused with the Comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. It was launched in 2004 and reached the comet in 2014. A lander, Philae, landed in 2014 but failed to position its solar planes effectively and achieved only a couple of days' science activities. The Rosetta science mission continued until 2016 when the probe was deliberately hard-landed on the comet.

Instruments:

Philae instruments:


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_(spacecraft)
http://rosetta.esa.int/

Referenced by:
67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P)

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