Speed Reads


Watch Rosetta's historic Philae comet landing live

The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has released its washing machine–sized Philae landing capsule, sending it on its way to land on a comet with the unwieldy name 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, 14 miles below. ESA has a livefeed of the landing — though all events at the comet are happening about a half-hour before ESA (and the rest of us) will get word or footage, due to the large distance from Earth. If successful, this will be the first controlled landing on a comet. Watch below. --Peter Weber