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Brilliant Animation Of The Entire Comet Landing

The always amazing XKCD had, by far, the best liveblog of the historic landing on the comet 67P/Churyumov — Gerasimenko today: Each step was documented as a brilliant cartoon, which has been compiled into the flipbook above.

These Are The First Images Sent Back To Earth By Rosetta And Philae

This morning marks one of the most exciting moments in space exploration in years: Rosetta’s lander, Philae, will touch down on the comet 67P/Churyumov — Gerasimenko. It’s still making its way down to the comet, but the little lander that could is already snapping photos and sending them home.

NASA’s Morpheus Lander Completes Its First Explosion-Free Test Flight

We all have to crawl before we can walk, and NASA’s Morpheus lander is no different — well, except for the fact that “crawl”, in this case, actually means burst into a pile of flames. But all that’s in the past, and NASA’s taken to their YouTube and Instagram accounts…