Tweet of the Day: Rosetta’s Space Probe Successfully Lands on Comet

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History was made Wednesday when the European Space Agency successfully landed a spacecraft on a comet for the first time ever.

"We are the first to do this - and that [achievement] will stay forever." said Jean Jacques Dordain, Director General of ESA.



The comet, 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, orbits, the sun every 6.45 years. It is 2.1 miles wide by 2.4 miles long.

Rosetta first launched in 2004 to research the comet, and it didn't arrived at its destination until this past August. On Wednesday morning, Philae first separated from the probe to attempt a landing.

Researchers are hoping to learn more about the origins of the solar system and whether or not comets could have brought water and life to Earth. Watch an ESA animated explanation of Rosetta's journey to the comet and it's surface mission below.


The comet has also been emitting a strange "song" into space, which has surprised scientists.
"The scientists think it must be produced in some way by the activity of the comet, as it releases neutral particles into space where they become electrically charged due to a process called ionisation. But the precise physical mechanism behind the oscillations remains a mystery."
But it's obviously aliens trying to communicate with us, right? Hopefully the message isn't "Warning: Do not land on this comet."

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Tweet of the Day: Aaron Paul's Response to Toys "R" Us Pulling Breaking Bad Figures is Perfect

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His epic rant continues...

There is also a petition to keep Breaking Bad figures on the shelves and you can sign it here.

Tweet of the Day: Legendary Composer Marty O'Donnell Fired From Bungie

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Bungie's composer Marty O'Donnell, who wrote Halo's iconic theme and had been working on the upcoming Destiny, has been fired from Bungie "without cause".

Bungie posted this on Bungie.net:

For more than a decade, Marty O'Donnell filled our worlds with unforgettable sounds and soundtracks, and left an indelible mark on our fans. Today, as friends, we say goodbye. We know that wherever his journey takes him, he will always have a bright and hopeful future.

We wish him luck in all his future endeavors.
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Tweet of the Day: Hillary Clinton Blasts FOX During the Super Bowl

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Tragic Tweet of the Day: Energy Drinks May Have Caused Woman's Death

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Tragic Tweet of the Day: Energy Drinks May Have Caused Woman's Death
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Indonesian copywriter Mita Diran collapsed and then died not long after tweeting Saturday about working nonstop for 30 hours .
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As reported by Adage.com, the apparent cause to the tragedy is exhaustion and the consumption of too many energy drinks.

It was not immediately clear what medical issues caused Ms. Diran's death, or even if they were related to work, though some local reports blamed her long hours and heavy consumption of a Southeast Asian energy drink. But the death struck a chord, particularly since it came seven months after a 24-year-old Ogilvy PR staffer in Beijing, Gabriel Li, suffered a heart attack and died at his desk. News reports quickly blamed his death on overwork, though the cause was not clear.