It was one year ago today that the Philae Lander bounced, spun, and tumbled across the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. To commemorate the historic event, the European Space Agency has released an animated video chronicling the lander’s chaotic landing.
Watch your step, Philae! 67P, the comet we landed a space probe on last year, is apparently riddled with sinkholes. And as the massive ball of ice and dust hurls itself toward the sun, its surface is continuing to evolve.
Briefly: Check out this amazing sequence of 19 photos of the Philae lander descending to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov — Gerasimenko on November 12, 2014, taken by Rosetta’s OSIRIS imager. ESA says the timestamp marked on the images are in GMT.