Today, humankind landed a spacecraft on a comet for the first time. Here's why it's such a big deal. And here's some of the greatest images from this amazing achievement, which we'll continue to update:
For more about the mission, here's our video that explains it in three minutes:
The spacecraft, Philae, was carried to the comet by a larger probe named Rosetta. Here's a pic that Philae took of Rosetta en route to comet 67P/C-G.
And here's a pic that Rosetta took of the Philae lander as it went to the comet:
And here's the celebration from the European Space Agency, which was in charge of the mission:
Philae later started sending back images from its descent:
Rosetta mission scientist Matt Taylor's tattoo got a lot of attention:
The comet is quite large, but not nearly as large as a planet like Mars (or Earth, for that matter):