Earth to Comet!! Hello, Comet!!

Today the European Space Agency probe, Rosetta, finally caught up with the comet it had been chasing for years.

This is big.

Really big.

After ten years and billions of miles and tons of complex code and navigational feats I can’t wrap my mind around, we have actual pictures of an actual comet in space.

Soon, if it all works out, we’ll have plenty more than that. Next is landing on it and really probing that sucker!

So after all these years, one small part of Armageddon is officially no longer impossible. Take a bow, Bruce Willis.

And maybe now we can figure out how to stop running planets into these things…

Rad reaction gifs

 

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