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Rosetta space probe lands on comet, making history




The Rosetta spacecraft, upper right, deploys a lander onto the surface of comet 67P, in background at center.
The Rosetta spacecraft, upper right, deploys a lander onto the surface of comet 67P, in background at center.
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On Wednesday morning the European Space Agency landed a spacecraft on a comet for the first time in human history.

The Philae lander completed its hours-long approach after detaching from the Rosetta space probe and landed shortly after 8 a.m. PST.

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Claudia Alexander, the project manager of the U.S. Rosetta project, shares more.