Recontructing Philae’s Landing

Ever been on a plane that bounced a few times on landing?  Well, this is worse.  Philae bounced a *lot* on its touchdown, and now thanks to a new reconstruction of its descent by the European Space Agency, we can really appreciate how chaotic the landing was — and how amazingly lucky the final touchdown really was considering all that went on before it.  Landing on these tiny objects is a lot harder than it looks.


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