Thursday, November 13th, 2014...10:34 am

The ‘Philae’ has landed!

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Yesterday history was made when the ESA’s robotic lander, Philae, successfully landed on a comet after having travelled through space with the spacecraft, Rosetta, for over 10 years. This has never been done before and represents a major progression in our space-faring technologies. Philae‘s mission is to examine everything about the comet’s composition and physicality.

You can find out more about Philae and Rosetta at the ESA’s website by following this link here.

Below is a gif summarising the successful voyage and landing sequence:

spacetravelco: Updated xkcd coverage of the #CometLanding via Tanya Harrison

Source: ScienceJunkie

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