Photographic plate that led to the discovery of Comet 67P. Plate was taken/developed by Svetlana Gerasimenko, co-discoverer with Klim Churyumov of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Inset picture is Gerasimenko (1975). Image courtesy for both pictures: Klim Churyumov
A poem for the European Space Agency’s lander, Philae, that landed successfully on Comet 67P on November 12, 2014. Background image credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA.
A haiku for the ESA spacecraft Rosetta and its lander Philae, which successfully landed on a comet today. Background drawing of a comet from “Comet Lore: Halley’s Comet in History and Astronomy” (1910).