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Philae on the comet (back view)

Date: 02 January 2014
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Philae Lander
Copyright: ESA/ATG medialab

Artist's impression of Rosetta's lander Philae (back view) on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Philae will be deployed to the comet in November 2014 where it will make in situ observations of the comet surface, including drilling 23cm into the subsurface to extract material for analysis in its on board laboratory.


Last Update: 02 January 2014

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