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Help Name Rosetta Mission's Comet Landing Site

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The European Space Agency doesn't want the first-ever soft landing on a comet to take place at "Site J." ESA officials are asking the public to come up with a better name for the spot on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko where the Rosetta mission will drop a lander during a historic, unprecedented maneuver on Nov. 12. If your entry is selected, you'll have a chance to watch the landing live from ESA's mission control center in Darmstadt, Germany. The $1.3 billion Rosetta mission launched in March 2004 and finally caught up with Comet 67P this year. On Aug. 6, the Rosetta mothership became the first spacecraft ever to enter orbit around a comet. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/h1xfboqcn_o/ http://www.wochit.com