In August, a spacecraft by the name of Rosetta probe from the European Space Agency (ESA) took a selfie and captured the Comet67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The first ever probe to orbit a comet. The ESA’s photo shows off 52-foot-long solar rays.
The first spacecraft selfie taken by a photographer named Philea was taken just last month, except 31 miles away. The second selfie was just 10 miles away from the comet. Oh– and it gets better….
Rosetta selfie of Comet 67P
On Nov.12, Philae is scheduled to separate from Rosetta to make a landing onto, yes–the comet. Philea will be the first to capture images on a comet’s surface. Philae won’t just be taking photos while on the comet; the lander will also drill into the surface of the comet to allow scientists to analyze the icy composition.
Newly released photos of 67P from the space station
This is just absolutely amazing, I can’t wait for the landing. Don’t forget to give this a share on Facebook.