Rosetta Spacecraft's Probe Pulls Off Comet Landing

The spacecraft's lander successfully touched down on a speeding comet after a 10-year journey.
1:40 | 11/12/14

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Transcript for Rosetta Spacecraft's Probe Pulls Off Comet Landing
What may sound like science fiction is now science reality. A spacecraft landing on a comet for the first time ever. We deputy confirmed that that I. Land that is on the surface we insisting on the surface. She newstalk compliance. Since blasting into space in 2004. The European space agency's Rosetta spacecraft has been sling shot around the solar system to catch up with comet 67 peace. It is as old as the solar system and scientists believe it may hold answers to some of our planet's biggest mysteries. If the life really did not storm thought it might have been brought to flight sucks columnists. Many billions yes in the post. To collect data that will hopefully unlock the secrets this morning Rosetta launched a small land her called feet away. It's roughly the size of a washing machine and managed to land on the comet which is just about to want a half miles wide and his speeding at nearly 84. Thousand miles per hour. It's mistresses are healthy and we have time destroy an hour ago from the flight control team. Then I already know. Lane doing the com. And sending back what's been described as comet cell fees. And feeling is already transmitting information from the surface of that comment. Scientists calling today's success a quote big step for human civilization. RC Gonzales ABC news New York.

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