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Rosetta mission: Can you land on a comet?

Rosetta mission: Can you land on a comet?

The final countdown for the European Space Agency's ambitious mission to land on a comet in deep space has begun.


Can you put the Philae lander in the right spot on a spinning comet in this interactive game? In real life, the landing should take about seven hours, so we've sped things up for you. For a more in-depth look at the comet, the lander and the mission, read on below the game.



After 10 years, and a journey of more than six billion kilometres, the Rosetta spacecraft is set to launch its fridge-sized Philae lander on to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November.




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