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Win a trip to the European Space Agency

Oct 17, 2014

The ESA is running a competition to name the landing site for its latest space mission.

On November 12th, the ESA’s Rosetta mission will land a robot probe called Philae on a comet, where it will begin taking photographs and analysing the comet’s chemical composition. But while the space agency knows where it’ll be landing the probe, they haven’t come up with a better name than ‘Site J’ for the icy mountain Philae will touch down upon. That’s why the ESA is asking the general public to come up with something more exciting in its new competition, and although the winner won’t actually be able to go all the way to the comet themselves they’ll get the next best thing – an invite to watch the landing at mission control in Germany, with travel and accommodation covered.

Entries close on October 22nd and you can find out more details and apply on the ESA website.

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