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Comet Photobombs Philae Lander’s Selfie From Rosetta Mission

In space, no one can hear you sneak up behind their selfie.

Back off, comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko! Philae is an amazing piece of technology and it was trying to take a picture of itself! Stop photobombing him. You’re just a giant hunk of rock falling through space! OK, fine. You’re a giant, beautiful, scientifically relevant… you know what? All is forgiven. This picture is amazing.

ESA scientists are currently still deciding on a safe spot on the comet, and then Philae will be able to make its historic landing on its surface. The location is expected to be announced next week.

(via Discovery News)

Previously in the Rosetta mission

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