Schker-blop! The sound of a comet touchdown

Paris (AFP) Nov 20, 2014
No trumpet sounded to mark the historic event – instead, it was a hollow, springy plop which heralded last week’s landing by the comet probe Philae.

Scientists at the German space agency DLR on Thursday said they had recorded vibrations from sensors on Philae’s three legs as the robot lab touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

There is no sound in space, so the team transcribe —> Read More Here


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