All posts tagged "Philae"

  • An H2-A rocket carrying space explorer Hayabusa2, lifts off from a launching pad at Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, southern Japan, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. The Japanese space explorer was launched Wednesday on a six-year roundtrip journey to blow a crater in a remote asteroid and collect samples from inside in hopes of gathering clues to the origin of earth. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
    Sequel to Philae: Japanese space explorer to blow crater in asteroid

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese space probe named after a falcon blasted off on Wednesday, setting off on a six-year round trip to an asteroid for samples that scientists hope will help reveal the origins of life....

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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    The landing of Philae

    The robot probe Philae was able to land on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenkoon November 12, 2014 after traveling since 2004 with the Rosetta spacecraft. The lander awkwardly bounced two times before it could land the third time, with the...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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