In one of the most dramatic productions of sound since Helen Keller said "water," the "Chury" comet, which on Wednesday became the first comet ever to be landed on by a spaceship, has gone aural.
European Space Agency scientists recently picked up a strange signal from Chury (the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet's nickname), and by amplifying it 10,000 times, made it audible to humans.
The ESA's Rosetta mother ship left for Chury, which floats in space some 500 million kilometers from Earth, 10 years ago. Its Philae lander made a bumpy, imprecise landing on the comet Wednesday.
"Where we are is not entirely where we wanted to be," lead lander scientist Jean-Pierre Biebring said at a press conference.
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