Philae lander, a European craft, took 10 years to get to the point where it could be sent to land on a comet. It was finally sent toward the comet on Wednesday and successfully landed, making it a great historic achievement. The lander was sent over from the Rosetta spacecraft and scientists waited eagerly for a confirmation message to assure it’s safe landing. They later found out that though it landed, the harpoons which secure the craft to the comet did not fire so scientists are looking into trying again. For now, the lander is attached to the comet while it flies through space and is working well with communicating with Earth.
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