Rosetta's Philae sends first image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko - See pic
Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena
New Delhi: After scripting history in space, ESA's Rosetta has now tweeted the first picture of the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by its robotic probe Philae after it landed safely on Wednesday.
On Thursday, Philae lander sent a high quality picture of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image of the comet has been posted by European Space Agency (ESA) on its official Twitter account namely ESA Rosetta Mission.
Here is the image link of the same.
— ESA Rosetta Mission (@ESA_Rosetta) November 13, 2014
On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, the Philae lander touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at about 1605 GMT.
The Rosetta's Philae is built and launched by the ESA to perform a detailed study of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko with both an orbiter and lander module.
Philae has travelled for almost ten years and covering a distance of some 4 billion miles.