Rosetta Transmits Photos of Philae’s Descent to Comet

Image: A ESA handout photo taken by Rosetta's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera shows the Philae lander after separation
The Philae lander heads to the surface of a comet after after separation from spaceship Rosetta on Nov. 12, 2014. ESA via Reuters

A camera on the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe shows the Philae lander after separation, during its descent to the surface of a comet. The spacecraft made history Wednesday when it successfully landed on the comet.

Image: European Space Agency
A picture released by the European Space Agency shows Europe's Rosetta spacecraft pictured by its robot craft Philae shortly after separation in the early hours of Wednesday ET. European Space Agency via AFP - Getty Images
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