To Catch A Comet

Re-aired March 2017

On November 12, 2014, billions of kilometers from Earth, spacecraft orbiter Rosetta and lander Philae did what no other had dared to attempt — land on the volatile surface of a comet as it zooms around the sun at 67,000 km/hr. The European Space Agency hopes this mission can help peer into our past and unlock secrets of our origins.

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Get a behind the scenes look at the attempt to land an orbiter on a comet.

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Follow orbiter Rosetta as it attempts to land on the surface of a comet.

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