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What a Comet Looks Like … From 9 Meters Away!

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Philae descent

On its way down, with 3.1 km yet to go, Philae took this shot of the comet (with a part of the lander visible to the upper right).

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/ROLIS/DLR

The European Space Agency has just released some fantastic close-up images taken by the Philae lander of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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