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Week in Geek: Where are they now? edition

A lot has happened since the Philae lander descended to Comet 67/P's surface.
Montage of four single-frame images of Comet 67P/C-G
Montage of four single-frame images of Comet 67P/C-GMontage of four single-frame images of Comet 67P/C-G taken by Rosetta’s Navigation Camera (NAVCAM) at the end of February 2015. The images were taken on 25 February (top left), 26 February (top right) and on two occasions on 27 February (bottom left and right). The images have been processed to bring out the details of the comet’s activity. The exposure time for each image is 2 seconds.Credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0More information and the original image via the blog: CometWatch 25-26-27 February: blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2015/03/04/all-round-activity-comet...https://www.flickr.com/photos/europeanspaceagency/16528127908/in/album-72157638315605535/ 
Montage of four single-frame images of Comet 67P/C-GMontage of four single-frame images of Comet 67P/C-G taken by Rosetta’s Navigation Camera (NAVCAM) at the end of February 2015. The images were taken on 25 February (top left), 26 February (top right) and on two occasions on 27 February (bottom left and right). The images have been processed to bring out the details of the comet’s activity. The exposure time for each image is 2 seconds.Credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0More information and the original image via the blog: CometWatch 25-26-27 February: blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2015/03/04/all-round-activity-comet...https://www.flickr.com/photos/europeanspaceagency/16528127908/in/album-72157638315605535/ 

One year and one week(ish) ago, the Rosetta spacecraft in orbit around Comet 67/P released the Philae lander which descended to the comet's surface. And A LOT has happened since then.

Here are just a few of the developments and findings:

For the tl;dr version of all these updates, you can watch this summary video from ESA.

Or alternatively you can enjoy the latest chapter of ESA's brilliant "Once Upon a Time" animated story of this plucky mission.

I can't wait to see what happens next!

Here's some more geek from the week.

Keep on geeking!

@Summer_Ash, In-house Astrophysicist