Cute European Space Agency Animation Shows Philae Impatiently Asking Rosetta “Are We There Yet?”
How about now? Now? Are we there now? How about now?
The ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft is on a decade-long mission to bring the Philae lander to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. They’re getting close, but it’s a long trip. From this animation it looks like Philae is getting a little impatient to reach the comet and start doing some science.
- Rosetta just released a GIF of comet 67P spinning as it approaches
- Here’s an interactive 3D visualization of the entire Rosetta mission
- Rosetta woke up in January of this year to fulfill her destiny