Watch the European Area Company’s comet touchdown reside
After being launched almost 10 years in the past, the ESA’s Rosetta mission is about to attain a serious milestone — and you’ll watch because it all unfolds. Over the subsequent few hours, NASA can be reside-streaming the mission’s try at placing its Philae lander on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (say that 10 occasions quick). The area company revealed this occasion can be occurring a pair months in the past, because it seems to ship the sixty seven-pound lander to drill into the comet’s floor, study extra about its composition and, subsequently, ship that info again to earth. It is also going to be the primary time ever any photographs are captured from the floor of a comet, so that you in all probability should not miss that. The ESA expects the touchdown to happen at round eleven:02AM ET, which suggests you continue to have loads of time to ask associates over for a viewing get together, in case you’re into that type of factor.