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The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True In 2014


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Humanity landed a robot on a comet

We've sent robotic probes to planets, but we've never done anything quite like this before.

Philae's harrowing landing on Comet 67P in early November wasn't perfect, but the mission is being hailed as a wild success. In addition to some incredible images, we're learning aboutorganic compounds on the comet and weird water that's potentially upending our theories of where our oceans came from.

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