ESA Philae Probe Successfully Lands on Comet


The European Space Agency (ESA) Philae probe successfully landed on the Comet 67P, a first in space exploration.

The Rosetta satellite and its probe payload arrived at the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Aug. 6 after 10 years, five months, and four days in space. Rosetta traveled 6.4 billion kilometers (3.98 billion miles) on its journey and orbited the sun five times.

10-year mission. 4 billion miles. Landing on a comet traveling 40,000 miles per hour. Science.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014