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Best foot forward – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 21 October 2020 | 0 comments

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There’s something afoot in this quiz! Can you get 5/5 and become a leg-end?

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We found Philae! News

by David, 14 November 2016 | 0 comments

An artists impresssion of a thre legged alnder, and a blurry photo of the real thing.

It’s been a wild ride through space for the Philae lander. Two years ago, Philae hitched a ride aboard the European Space Agency spacecraft Rosetta. Together they took a one-way trip to a comet known as 67P. This little lander became the first spacecraft to touchdown on a comet.

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Catching a comet News

by Jasmine, 14 November 2014 | 0 comments

Philae lander arrives on comet

Written by Sarah Kellett Earlier this week, the Rosetta spacecraft released a lander called Philae (FEE-lay) to land onto a comet’s icy surface. This European Space Agency mission is the first ever to orbit and land on a comet.

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