Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Philae candidate landing sites!

Philae candidate landing sites!  The ESA has released the list of eight candidate landing sites for the Philae lander.  Later this fall, Rosetta will launch Philae for the short trip down to the surface of comet 67P.  As is usual in landing site selection, there's tension between choosing a scientifically interesting site, and a (relatively) safe site.  I don't envy those who must choose...

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