First touchdown on comet Nucleus Honored With Google Doodle
Google homepage celebrates the “First controlled touchdown on a comet nucleus” with animated Google Doodle GIF's.
On 12 November 2014, the lander achieved the first-ever controlled touchdown on a comet nucleus. Its instruments are expected to obtain the first images from a comet's surface and make the first in situ analysis to determine its composition.
Philae is a robotic European Space Agency lander that accompanied the Rosetta spacecraft until its designated landing on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, more than ten years after departing Earth.