XKCD Live-Cartoons the Philae Comet Landing and Creates Amazing 142-Frame Animation
Webcomic XKCD live-sketched the Philae comet landing yesterday, and the results are amazing. They've essentially created an Apollo 13/Right Stuff narrative starring a personified and adorable Philae.
Here is the full animation composed of all the sketches:
Here are some of the highlights:
The status updates provide some of the best humor ("Do harpoons work on comets: Hopefully"):
"Has anyone tried this before: Nope":
"Do harpoons work on comets: "Hopefully":
"Philae Lander: Thinking about rocks":
"Comet 67P: Big":
"Philae Lander: Brave":
"Earth: Far Away":
Philae is much braver than the rest of us:
"Do harpoons work on comets: YES":
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