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Rosetta and Philae – Fabulous fables and tales of tails

Updated Tuesday, 14th October 2014
On the 12th November 2014, Rosetta's Philae lander will attempt to land on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. We take a look at the history of comets.

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Long, long ago men and women on Earth gazed in wonder at comets that appeared in the sky. What were these mysterious objects? Rosetta and Philae learn about the history of comets from their grandfather, Giotto.


With thanks for the provision of archive material to the European Space Agency/ESA.


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