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Spacecraft successfully lands on comet

Spacecraft successfully lands on comet

The Philae lander has successfully touched down on a comet.

The historic event marks the first time a spacecraft has executed a controlled landing on a comet. The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft released the Philae landing capsule early Wednesday morning, and it has landed on the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet.

The landing is part of a 10-year ESA project, during which the Rosetta orbited and studied the space rock. The ESA offered a livestream of the historic event on Wednesday.