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ESA lander leaves the mark of a ‘skull’ on Comet 67P – Inverse

The touchdown site of Rosetta’s Philae lander has been located on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where the lander marked its spot.



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On November 12, 2014 the European Space Agency’s Rosetta
probe deployed a lander to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
It was supposed to be a smooth touchdown, but it was more of a bounce.
The Philae Lander pinged across the surface of Comet 67P multiple times, before coming to rest in a cave-like structure and powering down for good. Now, six years later, scientists are finally able to pinpoint where, exactly, Philae landed  and then landed again on the comet.
And fittingly for the…

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