Rosetta and Philae Read a Storybook History of Fantastic Comets and the Spacecraft That Land on Them
...but are we there yet?
Jul 31st, 2014, 4:16 pm
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
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