Nov 17

New photos show Philae’s bumpy comet landing

The European Space Agency released the first images of Philae's bumpy landing today. Orbiting spacecraft Rosetta captured the lander drifting across the surface of Comet 67P for half an hour until its first bounce landing.

The European Space Agency captured the “song” of the comet that was soaring through space at 36,000 mph. ESA detected the sound using several instruments aboard the Rosetta spacecraft, which was speeding alongside the comet. A test flight of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo ended when an in-flight failure occurred on Friday and the aircraft exploded mid-air. The California Highway patrol reported one fatality and one major injury from the accident.

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