Celebrate Philae's Comet Landing With These 3 Mesmerizing Music Videos

Nov 12, 2014

To celebrate the successful touchdown Wednesday of its Philae lander on Comet 67P, the European Space Agency released these three music videos inspired by the decade-long mission and scored by Greek composer Vangelis. The videos show an entrancing artist's rendition of Comet 67P "dancing" in space, as well as an animation of Philae's journey to the comet on the Rosetta spacecraft.

Philae will remain on the comet's surface as it approaches the sun and will relay data back to Rosetta as it continues to orbit 67P. The mission is expected to end in December 2015.

"Philae's Journey"

"Arrival"

See the Rosetta Spacecraft's Best Photos of Comet 67P

ROLIS's (Rosetta Lander Imaging System) first photo of Comet 67P, taken as Philae lander approached its touchdown on the comet's surface.
This image shows comet 67P/CG and was acquired by the ROLIS instrument on the Philae lander during descent on Nov. 12, 2014, 14:38:41 UT from a distance of approximately 3 km from the surface.ESA/Rosetta/Philae/ROLIS/DLR/H
ROLIS's (Rosetta Lander Imaging System) first photo of Comet 67P, taken as Philae lander approached its touchdown on the comet's surface.
Selfie spacecraft and comet
The comet on Oct. 28, 2014.
The comet in a photo released on Aug. 6, 2014.
The comet on Sept. 26, 2014.
The comet on Oct. 18, 2014
The comet on Nov. 4, 2014.
The comet on Aug. 3, 2014.
This image shows comet 67P/CG and was acquired by the ROLIS instrument on the Philae lander during descent on Nov. 12,
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