Comet landing successful

  • The European Space Agency says its Philae lander has successfully landed on a moving comet.
  • Stephan Ulamec, Philae lander manager: 'It has done its job, we are on the comet'. 
  • Jean Jacques Dordain, Director General of ESA says achievement 'will stay forever'. 
  • ESA has started receiving data from the lander; which successfully attached itself to the comet using harpoons and ice screws. 

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