Philae Lander

Contest Info

  • Started: 11/13/2014 08:00
  • Ended: 11/16/2014 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 12
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Philae Lander
Contest Directions: The European Space Agency has been waiting 10 years for their Philae lander to touch down on comet 67P flying 350 million miles away. On Wednesday this historic event finally happened, and Philae lander transmitted the first photos. It takes 30 minutes for each photo transmission to reach the earth. Landing on a comet is extremely difficult, and it's the first time humans attempted it. Comet 67P is moving at 35,000 miles an hour, has extremely difficult terrain, and is full of shooting geysers. The landing did not go smoothly at all - Philae lander bounced twice and its harpoons failed to get fixed into the comet's surface. Comets have frozen remnants from the forming solar system - they are like space refrigerators that can tell us a lot if we open them, said Art Chmielewski of NASA that was also involved in the mission.
Photoshop Philae Lander and any comet photos that it might yet send us. Will these photos contain some surprises?

Contest Info

    • Started: 11/13/2014 08:00
    • Ended: 11/16/2014 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 12
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
12 pictures
  • Philae Lander & Curious Aliens

    Philae Lander & Curious Aliens
  • Satellite Photographs Alien Vlad Putin

    Satellite Photographs Alien Vlad Putin
  • Satellite Lands On A Comet Car

    Satellite Lands On A Comet Car
  • Popular Comet with Aliens

    Popular Comet with Aliens
  • Europe and Russia Finding Comets in Space

    Europe and Russia Finding Comets in Space
  • Comet Vacation Spot

    Comet Vacation Spot
  • Space Station on Comet 67P

    Space Station on Comet 67P
  • Philae Lander Crashes Into Comet

    Philae Lander Crashes Into Comet
  • Philae Lander Hoax

    Philae Lander Hoax
  • Philae Lander Sleeping on a Comet

    Philae Lander Sleeping on a Comet
12 image entries
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