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Sweet dreams, Rosetta and Philae


Well, that’s it, folks. The end of a 12-year long mission from Earth to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Now, if you’re not an astronomy fanatic like me, you may or may not have heard of the Rosetta, Philae, and the Rosetta mission that began in 2004 and wrapped up last month. Here’s a bit of background..

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A journey 10 years in the making

Comet 2

The $1.6 billion project that started nearly a decade ago will finally yield some results and proved insight into the nature of the world that has never been dreamt of. The robot probe Philae landed on the comet on Thursday, November 13, marking the end of its 500 million kilometer journey that started 10 years..

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