History is Made: Philae Has Made First-Ever Soft Landing on a Comet

As I’m writing this, the little spacecraft that could — Philae — has made history: It has made the first-ever soft landing on a comet. It is an absolutely astonishing feat.

Discover is covering all of the events live — right here — so make sure to check that out.

I just thought I’d share the animation above of three images showing Philae as it departed from the Rosetta spacecraft on its way to its historic landing.

Rosetta has travelled 4 billion miles. Philae traveled another 13.6

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