Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Descent of Philae Toward the Comet in Tweets - NYTimes.com

The Descent of Philae Toward the Comet in Tweets - NYTimes.com:



 "On Wednesday, at 4:05 a.m. Eastern time, the 220-pound lander, named Philae, detached from the Rosetta spacecraft and was pulled downward by the gravity of the comet, known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Signals from Rosetta will take nearly 30 minutes to travel more than 300 million miles to mission control in Darmstadt, Germany."



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