/ Modified nov 14, 2014 4:11 p.m.

To Catch A Comet

Watch the daring attempt to land an orbiter on the surface of a comet as it zooms around the sun. Wednesday at 10 p.m. on PBS 6.

catch_comet_rosetta+philae_spot Artist rendition of the ROSETTA Orbiter and PHILAE during landing on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
On November 11, billions of kilometers from Earth, a spacecraft orbiter and lander did what no other has dared to attempt: land on the volatile surface of a comet as it zooms around the sun at 67,000 km/hr. It could help peer into our past and unlock secrets of our origins.

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