10 years and 6.5 billion kilometers later (give or take a few inches)…
The spaceship Rosetta’s landing probe Philae will be landing on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Tomorrow. We hope.
The comet is currently hurtling through space at 24,600 miles per hour and its nucleus is only 2.5 miles wide. Scientists compare the task to a fly trying to land on a speeding bullet.
PS: Why couldn’t they have scheduled this thing to land on 11.11 at 11 o’clock 11 in the morning?