Unless you've been living under a rock, I'm sure you've heard that the ESA 10-year mission came to an exciting point by successfully landed a spacecraft on a comet.... A COMET!! The whole idea of hitting a target moving over 40,000 miles-per-hour, millions of miles away blows my mind.
The historic event took place 10amEST today and as the breaking story unfolds we have some early first photos that the Rosetta Spacecraft and Philae Lander took leading up to this amazing event.
Check 'em out below:
The Philae Lander has about 2 1/2 days of battery life as it sits on the comet's surface performing its scientific research. I'm sure more incredible photos will be coming soon. Stay tuned :)
More photos to come...!!