In August 2014, after ten years of traveling, the Rosetta space probe and its lander Philae made a historic rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, and in November 2014, Philae landed/bounced onto the comet’s surface. This Rosetta Mission claymation video from the Royal Observatory Greenwich is a delightful summary of the science fiction-worthy adventure that’s still happening over 300 million miles away.
A related must-visit site: ESA’s Where is Rosetta?Watch this if you haven’t yet: Rosetta spacecraft, Philae lander, & an animated history of comets.
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