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:
Any one of Earth's major buildings, or even one of our monsters, could find a home on 67P:
The Death Star would barely feel a thing if the comet were to hit it:
Many sci-fi ships appear insignificant:
67P would make the perfect home for a Star Wars space slug:
Not even a Borg Cube could stand up to 67P's huge size:
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.