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But Will it Bounce?

A comet dive completes the mission: In 2014, Europe’s Philae lander made a dramatic descent to Comet 67P, bouncing for almost two hours before landing and successfully collecting data. The Rosetta orbiter will make final observations as it joins Philae on September 30.

Heather Goss is the Departments Editor at Air & Space.

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