Rosetta selfie: Yes, selfies are no longer just a human trend.
After the Mars Curiosity Rover, Rosetta took a photo of itself in the outer space.
The Rosetta Spacecraft was designed to orbit and land on comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. This mission was launched by the European Space Agency in 2004. The Rosetta spacecraft is now close to the comet. When the selfie was snapped, it was only approximately 50 kilometers away. History’s first comet landing should occur in two months (November 2014). Amazing!
This incredible footage was captured with a spacial camera onboard Rosetta’s Philae Lander. It is called CIVA (Comet Nucleus Infrared and Visible Analyzer) and can take pictures with multiple exposures to bring out the fine details in both the comet and spacecraft.
Our technology is so sophisticated that we are able to make space selfies! WOW!