Here's how comet 67P compares to our sci-fi spacecraft

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Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and Star Wars craft are compared to comet 67P in these mock images.

With all this talk lately of landers, comets, and space, the internet has delivered a more nerdy perspective on the whole endeavour, and we thank it greatly!

Comet 67P is approximately 3 x 5 km across, so it's no pebble, that's for sure. Like myself, many of you may want some kind of image comparison, so your brain can take in just how massive this comet is - well high school physics teacher, Christopher Becke, has us covered.

Check out Becke's series of images below comparing 67P to popular sci-fi spacecraft from Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and even the Death Star.

First up there's Battletar Galactica, which doesn't really look too big compared to the comet:

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Any one of Earth's major buildings, or even one of our monsters, could find a home on 67P:

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The Death Star would barely feel a thing if the comet were to hit it:

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Many sci-fi ships appear insignificant:

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67P would make the perfect home for a Star Wars space slug:

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Not even a Borg Cube could stand up to 67P's huge size:

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The actual Philae lander is only about the size of a washing machine, so the fact the ESA managed to land a comparably tiny object on such a huge piece of space rock is incredibly impressive. Well done, ESA!

You can also check out the first real images from the Philae lander on comet 67P over here. A panoramic image will be added once it's released by the ESA today.

History is made as mankind lands spacecraft on a comet

 

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