Comet Photobombs Philae Lander’s Selfie From Rosetta Mission
In space, no one can hear you sneak up behind their selfie.
— ESA Rosetta Mission (@ESA_Rosetta) September 10, 2014
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)
- We also got a 3D image of the comet
- And some amazing closeups
- Though we thought the comet looked a little odd from far away