Rosetta and Philae Read a Storybook History of Fantastic Comets and the Spacecraft That Land on Them
...but are we there yet?
Holy crap, the European Space Agency has got me pegged with its campaign to raise awareness about its Rosetta mission to land a spacecraft on the surface of a comet for the first time. I am a sucker for personification of space technology. Rosetta’s “little brother” Philae will land on its target comet on August 6th, so here’s an adorable new animation of the pair reading a story book about their family’s exploits in comet exploration.
- By the way, the comet looks like Kuribo’s shoe
- Philae won’t stop asking, “Are we there yet?”
- They also sent back a GIF of what the comet looks like tumbling through space