The Rosetta Project scaled down to a Lego UniverseNovember 28, 2014
According to Warwick Holmes, ESA:
The images were taken by the OSIRIS-Narrow-Angle-Camera on-board Rosetta spacecraft orbiting 15.5km above the surface of Comet-67P. They show the Philae trajectory before and after the first touchdown, which occurred at 15:34 GMT (12 Nov). As previously reported the harpoons did not fire into the comet to hold Philae down.
The small inserted images show the imprint of the three Philae foot-pads left in the dusty surface of the comet (compare “before” 15:23 image and the “after” images at 15:43) Philae first touchdown was at 15:34 GMT.
Philae then touched down a second time resulting in a much smaller second bounce which lasted only 7 minutes. The gravitational force on the surface of Comet-67P is 1/50,000th of (“g”) Earth’s gravity, hence the very high and long re-bounds.
Finally, Philae completed 100% of the science data acquisition sequence that was planned on the surface despite the “rough” landing(s). It will probably be several months before exact scientific findings are being published as the scientists shall be spending many weeks processing and examining the plethora of scientific data from Philae and Rosetta over the landing site.
This is fabulous. Live Comet up date here.
To appreciate the distances involved we will scale everything down to the