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The robotic lander Philae of the European Space Agency separated from the spacecraft Rosetta and landed on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko 500 million kilometers away from the Earth.
Philae separated from the Rosetta spacecraft at 11:35 Moscow time. The journey from Rosetta to the comet’s surface lasted about seven hours.
Rosetta will follow the comet for more than a year to provide a detailed scientific study of the Solar System body.