Today is the day that Philae is going to land on a comet!

Update 2: WE ARE ON THE COMET!!

Philae Touchdown

 

Update 1: Rosetta view of Philae shortly after separation.

Philae seen by Rosetta

 

Today is the day! After more than 10 long years in space.

In March 2004, we sent the Rosetta spacecraft to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Rosetta is carrying a lander called Philae, and today, Philae was released to land on the comet surface!

The landing process will take 7 hours; we are now still waiting for Philae to call back…

In the meantime, let’s watch some videos on Rosetta and Philae.

Click here for more videos.

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~ by thChieh on November 12, 2014.

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