Two days ago the landing on Philae, Rosetta Mission‘s probe, was confirmed on Comet 67P. The European Space Agency (ESA) is now working on getting as much information as possible from this landing. It is important to note that this is the first successful landing on an orbiting comet in history. What a time to live in, eh?
In fact, from recent reports, it appears that Philae touched the surface three times instead of one, as was originally thought. It seems to have hopped after the first touchdown another two times within a few hours before it finally landed in the position it currently is. Same report also stated that one of the 3 legs of the probe is currently up in open space and that it appears to have landed near a rocky wall.
As we await more updates on this all we can do is praise and celebrate this huge success which could potentially signify a big step for humanity and an insight about its future.
However, the first penguin mission in space has yet to be announced. What could be holding it up?
Here are some pictures of Comet 67P courtesy of ESA Science.