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A spacecraft on a comet? Sure, but why can’t we …

WASHINGTON — If you’re — well, of a certain age, you remember that the
crowning achievement of landing on the Moon was soon followed by people
everywhere using the landmark as a measure of our own foibles.

“We can put a man on the Moon,” people would say, “but we can’t …” followed by
any task that remained frustratingly elusive: “cure the common cold,” “make a
ketchup bottle that opens,” and many more.

Well, a group of scientists landed a spacecraft on a comet on Wednesday, and
in the age of Twitter, it took just took a few hours for the process to repeat
itself.

CNN reports that on Wednesday, the Twitter hashtag
#WeCanLandOnACometButWeCant
began taking off.

Some of CNN’s favorites, and ours:

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