Real Life Space Adventure Gets Fantastically Animated on YouTube

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Like some majestic fairytale told by your slightly Norwegian grandfather, this story of the European Space Agency’s bid to land a space shuttle on a comet is sweetly larger than life.

The story, called “Prepare for #CometLanding,” basically breaks hard science down into a digestible and whimsical adventure tale involving a satellite and a little space shuttle and their bid to become the first entity to attempt a soft landing on a moving comet.

It begins a little something like this …

After a ten-year journey, Rosetta and Philae had finally reached their destination, Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Rosetta spent many weeks studying the comet, sending lots of information back to Earth. But where was Philae going to land?

Check out the video though — it will renew your excitement for the mysteries and fantasy of space.

And if you know any kids (or adults who are kids at heart) by all means, share this with them.