Comets are primeval leftovers from the origins of the Solar System. To fully understand these ancient objects and perhaps the origins of life on Earth, ESA’s Rosetta mission will rendezvous with comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014. In November of that year, Rosetta’s Philae lander will touchdown on the comet and thoroughly investigate its composition.
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ESA Space Scientist Detlef Koschny demonstrates the prototype LEGO® Philae lander
Philae’s mission at comet 67P
Reconstructing Philae’s flight
Rosetta’s orbit around the comet
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