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(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.


Philae instruments:


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