Photos from a comet. A COMET!

Image from the New York Times.

The European Space Agency did it! Philae has landed. On a comet! A comet!

People! A comet!

Read more here. (writing without excessive exclamation points)

The comet is very far away (duh) but this story has local connections. A University of Guelph Physics professor, Ralf Gellert, helped develop the alpha particle X-ray spectrometer (APXS), that will measure the comet’s elemental ingredients. You can read about Professor Gellert here and here.

And if you want to follow live feeds and videos and twitter updates, all that info is on the European Space Agency website.