Landing on a comet

A probe from the European Space Agency landed on a comet, an object just two and half miles wide, 300 million miles away.  That’s quite a feat of engineering.

The Philae lander beamed back images showing one of its three feet on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko . This photo is compiled from two images; a wider version will be released later Thursday.

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The view from Saturn

The Earth and the Moon from the Saturn probe Cassini, launched in 1997 and still sending back pictures, about a billion miles away:

Earth and Moon as Imaged by Cassini

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