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Fraser
2014-Nov-04, 02:30 PM
After sifting through 8,000 entries in multiple languages — even in Esperanto! — the contest to name Philae’s landing site on*Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has resulted in an Egyptian-themed name. The European Space Agency lander will touch down on the comet on a site dubbed “Agilkia”, which is named after an Egyptian island that hosts the Temple […]

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