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Next Launch TMA-16M on a Soyuz-FG rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
scheduled for:
27 Mar 15 19:42:59 GMT
28 Mar 15 1:42:59 ALMT
27 Mar 15 15:42:59 Eastern

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CHopper would have traversed the surface of the comet Wirtanen by conducting a series of "hops" across the comet's surface. This would have allowed researchers to document the changes that the comet undergoes as it approaches the Sun. Image Credit: Max-Planck-Institut f|r Aeronomie, Courtesy T. Credner, J. Jockers, T.Bonev

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