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OOPS! Philae Lander makes historic landing, but here’s what ESA FORGOT!

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Philae Lander lands successfully on comet, but ESA forgot to do this!
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    Berlin: After hard work of over a decade, the European Space Agency (ESA) managed to turn imagination into reality when it landed Philae probe on a comet on Wednesday.

    Amidst all these celebrations, the space agency forgot to change the profile of Philae Lander’s Twitter handle which still reads – “In November 2014 I will land on comet #67P as part of @ESA_Rosetta. I am operated by @DLR_en's Microgravity User Support Centre MUSC in Cologne.”

    Even hours after successful landing, a first in space exploration, the official twitter handle of the probe is yet to recognize its own glory.

    It seems that the Philae, a box-shaped 100-kg (220-pound) lander, is too tired after a journey of 6.4 billion km that took 10 years, five months and four days.

    It took Philae seven-hour to land the comet - a roughly 3-by-5 km rock discovered in 1969, in August - after leaving the mother ship Rosetta.

    Rosetta is the first spacecraft to orbit a comet. The comet orbits the sun at speeds up to 135,000km/h.

    The three-legged lander was designed by the designers despite knowing what kind of terrain they would find on the comet’s surface.

    The mission has cost close to 1.4 billion euros ($1.8 billion).
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  • +4 See more slides
    Berlin: After hard work of over a decade, the European Space Agency (ESA) managed to turn imagination into reality when it landed Philae probe on a comet on Wednesday.

    Amidst all these celebrations, the space agency forgot to change the profile of Philae Lander’s Twitter handle which still reads – “In November 2014 I will land on comet #67P as part of @ESA_Rosetta. I am operated by @DLR_en's Microgravity User Support Centre MUSC in Cologne.”

    Even hours after successful landing, a first in space exploration, the official twitter handle of the probe is yet to recognize its own glory.

    It seems that the Philae, a box-shaped 100-kg (220-pound) lander, is too tired after a journey of 6.4 billion km that took 10 years, five months and four days.

    It took Philae seven-hour to land the comet - a roughly 3-by-5 km rock discovered in 1969, in August - after leaving the mother ship Rosetta.

    Rosetta is the first spacecraft to orbit a comet. The comet orbits the sun at speeds up to 135,000km/h.

    The three-legged lander was designed by the designers despite knowing what kind of terrain they would find on the comet’s surface.

    The mission has cost close to 1.4 billion euros ($1.8 billion).
    CLICK NEXT to see more pics...
  • +4 See more slides
    Berlin: After hard work of over a decade, the European Space Agency (ESA) managed to turn imagination into reality when it landed Philae probe on a comet on Wednesday.

    Amidst all these celebrations, the space agency forgot to change the profile of Philae Lander’s Twitter handle which still reads – “In November 2014 I will land on comet #67P as part of @ESA_Rosetta. I am operated by @DLR_en's Microgravity User Support Centre MUSC in Cologne.”

    Even hours after successful landing, a first in space exploration, the official twitter handle of the probe is yet to recognize its own glory.

    It seems that the Philae, a box-shaped 100-kg (220-pound) lander, is too tired after a journey of 6.4 billion km that took 10 years, five months and four days.

    It took Philae seven-hour to land the comet - a roughly 3-by-5 km rock discovered in 1969, in August - after leaving the mother ship Rosetta.

    Rosetta is the first spacecraft to orbit a comet. The comet orbits the sun at speeds up to 135,000km/h.

    The three-legged lander was designed by the designers despite knowing what kind of terrain they would find on the comet’s surface.

    The mission has cost close to 1.4 billion euros ($1.8 billion).
    CLICK NEXT to see more pics...
  • +4 See more slides
    Berlin: After hard work of over a decade, the European Space Agency (ESA) managed to turn imagination into reality when it landed Philae probe on a comet on Wednesday.

    Amidst all these celebrations, the space agency forgot to change the profile of Philae Lander’s Twitter handle which still reads – “In November 2014 I will land on comet #67P as part of @ESA_Rosetta. I am operated by @DLR_en's Microgravity User Support Centre MUSC in Cologne.”

    Even hours after successful landing, a first in space exploration, the official twitter handle of the probe is yet to recognize its own glory.

    It seems that the Philae, a box-shaped 100-kg (220-pound) lander, is too tired after a journey of 6.4 billion km that took 10 years, five months and four days.

    It took Philae seven-hour to land the comet - a roughly 3-by-5 km rock discovered in 1969, in August - after leaving the mother ship Rosetta.

    Rosetta is the first spacecraft to orbit a comet. The comet orbits the sun at speeds up to 135,000km/h.

    The three-legged lander was designed by the designers despite knowing what kind of terrain they would find on the comet’s surface.

    The mission has cost close to 1.4 billion euros ($1.8 billion).
    CLICK NEXT to see more pics...
  • +4 See more slides
    Berlin: After hard work of over a decade, the European Space Agency (ESA) managed to turn imagination into reality when it landed Philae probe on a comet on Wednesday.

    Amidst all these celebrations, the space agency forgot to change the profile of Philae Lander’s Twitter handle which still reads – “In November 2014 I will land on comet #67P as part of @ESA_Rosetta. I am operated by @DLR_en's Microgravity User Support Centre MUSC in Cologne.”

    Even hours after successful landing, a first in space exploration, the official twitter handle of the probe is yet to recognize its own glory.

    It seems that the Philae, a box-shaped 100-kg (220-pound) lander, is too tired after a journey of 6.4 billion km that took 10 years, five months and four days.

    It took Philae seven-hour to land the comet - a roughly 3-by-5 km rock discovered in 1969, in August - after leaving the mother ship Rosetta.

    Rosetta is the first spacecraft to orbit a comet. The comet orbits the sun at speeds up to 135,000km/h.

    The three-legged lander was designed by the designers despite knowing what kind of terrain they would find on the comet’s surface.

    The mission has cost close to 1.4 billion euros ($1.8 billion).
    CLICK NEXT to see more pics...

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