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The world’s first ever image from the surface of a comet

The world's first ever image from the surface of a comet.

The world’s first ever image from the surface of a comet.

This is the world’s first ever image from the surface of a comet, taken a few hours ago 500 million kilometres away from Earth on a small rock just 4km across by a little robotic probe and transmitted back to us. The radio signal took a full 28min to travel through space to reach Earth. The probe is called Philae, dropped from the Rosetta spacecraft yesterday after a 10-year journey through space. The mission is managed by the European Space Agency.

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