Space probing, an interstellar success

After 10 years in the planning stage, the European Space Agency (ESA) send a probe named Philae into space. Its mission is to land to a comet called 67P. After the Philae successfully detached from his mothership Rosetta and lands into the comet, the space probed twitted “Touchdown! My new address: 67P!”

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Then seconds after it land, ESA reported that there was a glitch. Philae twitted "I'm on the surface but my harpoons did not fire.” The anchoring harpoons is designed secure the space probe into the comet’s surface. However, the ESA didn’t ruin their day for the glitch on the space probe landing mechanism.

The spacecraft, that carries Philae, is named after the Rosetta Stone. The Rosetta Stone was discovered in 1799, where they found a volcanic rock in Egypt. This helps the scientist decipher the ancient Egyptian culture.

Philae will conduct a series of experiments and brings a sample of the comet rock by drilling on the surface.

Below is the simulation of the Philae’s mission.

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