-- The 10-year journey of the Rosetta spacecraft reached a milestone with today's successful touchdown of the Philae lander on comet P67, and scientists will now begin to gather a wealth of information to analyze.
Detailed photos of the comet have been released after they were taken from 10 kilometers (about 6 miles) above the surface.
The barren landscape has craters and boulders, and scientists have broken the rubber duck-shaped comet into large and small lobes, as well as the "neck" region, which the European Space Agency said serves as the hub of most of the comet's activity.
The photos give viewers a sense of how there is a range of textures on the comet, with jagged edges on boulders the strike a marked contrast to the flat, softer-looking surfaces on the base of the lobes.
Take a look at the slideshow for more out-of-this-world pictures: