I didn’t post about this yesterday when the news was still fresh, but that doesn’t mean it’s not great news!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or on one, heh), you’ll have heard of Rosetta and Philae, a spacecraft and lander module who went on an adventure together and worked hard to put Philae on the surface of Comet 67P. You read that right. We didn’t send a man to the Moon, or a robot to Mars. No, that’s be way boring. We actually put a lab-in-a-box on a comet that’s moving through space at quite the speed! Better yet, it’s currently in the process of doing all kinds of cool research!
If you haven’t seen the pictures yet, look ’em up. They’ve taken plenty already while they were prepping the actual landing. When they finally got down to business though, not everything functioned as expected (defects, oh my), but it all ended well. Let’s hope we collect some neat goodies!
My hands are killing me. Bye!