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According to the official reports revealed, the European Space Agency’s Philae Rosetta spaceship (Philae Lander) lastly put to land on Nov. 12th on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
The actual surface of the comet is quite oddly shaped. Philae would set up the space lab to study the entire composition and topography of the Comet.
As per the official reports, this seems to be the first landing on a comet by spaceship that would seems to be a major milestone moment for the entire mankind’s history.
Rosetta spaceship plunges through profound space for ten years till it lastly stalled with comet 67P last month. As Rosetta will float in Comet’s orbit, Philae will get the soil samples in order to study the temperature of the comet. According to the officials, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko consists of an odd shape, which is more of like a rubber duck. Though, it’s whizzing via space in the direction of Sun with the speed of 10.4 miles/sec.
On Nov. 12th, Philae will going to land at Site J at around 0835 GMT. However, it will appear from Rosetta at a distance of 22.5kms from comet and would land after several hours. The officials are expecting the delay of around 28mins & 20secs till the landing is verified on Earth. On the other hand, if Rosetta would use the backup Site C, then it will probably land around 1304 GMT from a distance of 12.5kms. Though, the lander will possibly hit the ground 4 hours later and the verification of the landing scenario would arrive at Earth around 1730 GMT.
Certainly, Rosetta spaceship is prepared with the installments of eleven cameras in order to get the clear picture of Comet 67P’s notable land. It has also been reported that, after the landing of Philae, it would join itself to the comet by boring 18-inches into the surface.
The wreckage that come out while drilling would be chemically analyzed too. The researchers are actually hoping that 67P will probably resolve some of the mysteries like the early formation of the solar system.