The European Space Agency will today attempt something never before done – landing a probe on a moving comet about 315 million miles from Earth.

The Rosetta Mission was first launched in 2004 and a decade on, scientists will be waiting with bated breath for the Philae lander to separate from Rosetta and make its final descent to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

In this animation, the European Space Agency shows how Philae will attempt to land on comet 67P.

Source: European Space Agency