Probe lands on comet and finds alien evidence!

Alien head on comet!
Alien head on comet!

A European robot probe has made the first, historic landing on a comet, but its status remains uncertain after harpoons failed to anchor it to the surface.

Officials said the craft may have lifted off the comet after touchdown before returning to the surface.

However, the above picture, taken on the probes approach clearly shows evidence of alien activity. The reptile like head seems to be protruding out from the surface of the comet – perhaps the alien was coming out to check out the approaching probe.

superimposed Cheops pyramid gives a sense of scale to the terrain on Comet 67P
superimposed Cheops pyramid gives a sense of scale to the terrain on Comet 67P

It is still unclear if the probe actually made it to the surface.

Lander project manager Stephan Ulamec said: “Maybe we didn’t just land once, we landed twice.”

Further analysis is needed to fully understand the situation.

However, Dr Ulamec told the BBC that at last radio contact with the probe that he believed it to be in a stable configuration.

“This is the indication right now,” he explained. “We really have to wait until tomorrow morning and then we will know a lot more.”

The “first” landing on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was confirmed at about 1605 GMT.

There were cheers and hugs at the European Space Agency’s mission control in Darmstadt, Germany, after the signal came through.

Mission facts:

Philae lander

Travelled 6.4 billion km (four billion miles) to reach the comet
Journey took 10 years
Planning for the journey began 25 years ago
Comet 67P

More than four billion years old
Mass of one trillion kg (10 billion tonnes)
Hurtling through space at 18km/s (40,000mph)
Shaped like a rubber duck

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