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25 Aug 2014, 21:10 UTC The ‘Top 5’ landing site candidates have been chosen for the Rosetta’s orbiters piggybacked Philae lander for humankind’s first attempt to land on a comet. See graphics above and below. The potential touchdown sites were announce today, Aug. 25, based on high resolution measurements collected by ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft over the past two weeks since […] Five candidate sites were identified on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for Rosetta’s Philae lander. The approximate locations of the five regions are marked on these OSIRIS narrow-angle camera images taken on 16 August 2014 from a distance of about 100 km. Enlarged insets below highlight 5 landing zones. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA Processing: Marco Di Lorenzo/Ken KremerThe ‘Top 5’ landing site candidates have been chosen for the Rosetta’s orbiters piggybacked Philae lander for humankind’s first attempt to land on a comet. See graphics above and below.The potential touchdown sites were announce today, Aug. 25, based on high resolution measurements collected by ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft over the past two weeks since arriving at the bizarre and pockmarked Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Aug. 6, 2014.Rosetta is a mission of (...)Read the rest of 5 Landing Site Candidates Selected for Rosetta’s Historic Philae Comet Lander (804 words) © ...

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