As I’m writing this, the little spacecraft that could â Philae â 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 â right here â 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