You've got to admit that it's some achievement to land anything on a comet travelling at that speed.
Apparently, it bounced off at the first attempt, and now that it is down, it's landed in the shade so it's batteries aren't going to recharge so instead of the six months scientific study they were hoping for, they may only get 3 or 4 days.
All that time, distance and money and they still manage to park it in the wrong place.
Yeah, I know what you mean. The only picture they did show was of the lander descending but even that looked a bit like a 70's 'space invader'.
With all the preconceived theories that comets are predominantly iron ore and ice, you'd have thought they could have used some form of magnetism to keep the lander on course, but still, some of the pictures taken by Rosetta, you would have thought that it could've taken something better of the descent and landing of Philae.
You can't argue though, it's not bad for a first attempt and in the future they're bound to get a lot more accurate with what's possible, depending of course on whether or not it's worth trying a second attempt with what this mission finds.
im not disputing the fact is it's a step in the right direction , you know the conspirators will say it's fake, even with the actual landing it's still a fake to them.
i always thought comets where mostly ice as well, guess this comet is one of those that can cause major damage a asteroid damage but a city killer.
now we can get data back and prepare for any future threats from such objects.
Just once, I'd like something to be what it really is and not have to have a conspiracy theory behind it, or should I just sit and wait for Master Chief Spartan 117 to jump out of the lander with a rocket launcher and start blasting everything to bits.