Rosetta Comet Landing Mission—Landed!!
The Philae probe from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission, launched in 2004, sped through 6.4 billion miles of space and landed on a comet 310 million miles from Earth today! According to CNN, “The lander weighs about 220 pounds and is the size of a domestic washing machine. The target comet is only 4 kilometers, or 2.5 miles, in diameter.”
Watch a replay from Wednesday’s landing at this link: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2014/11/11/watch-esa-rosetta-philae-comet-landing/
Follow in real-time at this link: http://new.livestream.com/esa/cometlanding and via Twitter #cometlanding