Philae landing expected any moment

Excited about a first for us all – a robot landing on a moving comet to study its properties intimately. Amazing accomplishment so far – rendezvous with the comet, detection of organic matter (methane, ethanol, etc.), and successful launch of the lander…a signal from touchdown is expected within the next hour!

ESA live feed – Rosetta/Philae mission


About Rian Nejar

Rian Nejar is an Indian-American author. He trained and worked as an engineer in India, lived briefly in the Middle East, and arrived in America in the early 90's. After a Master’s degree in electrical engineering in America, he worked as an academic instructor, engineer, entrepreneur, and technical writer over the two decades since. Humbling and Humility ( is his first mainstream nonfiction. He lives and writes in the Southwest United States.
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