The combination photo of different images taken with the CIVA camera system released by the European Space Agency ESA on Thursday  shows Rosetta’s lander Philae as it is safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. One of the lander’s three feet can be seen in the foreground. Philae became the first spacecraft to land on a comet when it touched down Wednesday.
The combination photo of different images taken with the CIVA camera system released by the European Space Agency ESA on Thursday shows Rosetta’s lander Philae as it is safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. One of the lander’s three feet can be seen in the foreground. Philae became the first spacecraft to land on a comet when it touched down Wednesday. The Associated Press
The combination photo of different images taken with the CIVA camera system released by the European Space Agency ESA on Thursday shows Rosetta’s lander Philae as it is safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. One of the lander’s three feet can be seen in the foreground. Philae became the first spacecraft to land on a comet when it touched down Wednesday. The Associated Press

Europeans give the rest of us a gee-whiz moment

November 13, 2014 04:00 PM