People managed to land a probe on a comet without destroying either the probe or the comet

This is pretty freaking cool: “This is a big step for human civilisation,” said Jean-Jacques Dordain, the director-general of the European Space Agency (Esa). Shortly after the touchdown was confirmed, Stephan Ulamec, the mission’s lander chief, said: “Philae is talking to us… we are on the comet.” The first pictures from the surface have already… Continue reading People managed to land a probe on a comet without destroying either the probe or the comet