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Rosetta: Comet Landing

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The story of the Rosetta space mission, which saw the spacecraft launched in March 2004 successfully land on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August 2014. Rosetta is the first spacecraft to accompany a comet as it enters Earth's inner solar system and the first to soft-land a robot on a comet. Its objective is to help answer some profound questions about space, such as whether comets and planets are made from the same clumps of dust and ice emitted from the sun's birth, and whether they contain grains of interstellar matter that is even older than Earth's solar system.

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