Recently, with findings such as an earth like planet and the sharp images of Pluto, space and everything in the universe seems to be closer than ever before. As of now, another new finding has made the space enthusiasts quite ecstatic.
A European space probe, Rosetta’s Philae Lander has actually discovered a comet with organic molecules on it. The probe however has not been in contact for about a fortnight now, especially after it managed to click pictures of the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from miles away.
Once the Rosetta Probe resumes contact, it will be able to continue on its initial mission and may be also send a little more information about the comet and the life signs on it.
Jean-Pierre Bibring, who is the lead scientist of the mission said, “This is fundamental.” These findings certainly are exciting as it is still some form of extra-terrestrial life.
The comet 67P however, seems to be an unconventional one to the scientists. The rock has a different double lobe shape and sort of resembles a rubber duck from certain angles. From the information that was received from the probe when the pictures were taken, the scientists are fairly certain that the a certain part of the comet was actually homogenous.