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At the moment of touchdown on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, landing gear will absorb the forces of landing while ice screws in each of the probe’s feet and a harpoon system will lock Philae to the surface. At the same time, a thruster on top of the lander will push it down to counteract the impulse of the harpoon imparted in the opposite direction. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab

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Black Marble - Americas by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, October 2012. #Astronomy #Earth #Space #NASA #Black_Marble

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Hier siehst Du einen Kometen. Wir haben gerade die Forschungssonde Philae auf diesem Kerl gelandet. So sieht also solch ein Komet im Vergleich zu Los Angeles aus. | 26 Bilder, die Dich dazu bringen, Dein Leben komplett neu zu überdenken

April 19, 2012. Space Shuttles Enterprise, left, and Discovery meet nose-to-nose at the beginning of a transfer ceremony at the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. Space shuttle Discovery, the first orbiter retired from NASA’s shuttle fleet, completed 39 missions, spent 365 days in space, orbited the Earth 5,830 times, and traveled 148,221,675 miles will now begin its new mission to educate and inspire. Photo Credit: (NASA/Smithsonian Institution/Carolyn Russo)