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The Best Of The Internet's Reaction To The Comet Landing

Humans managed to land a probe on a comet for the first time. And the internet is being quite funny about it.

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Some seemed a little underwhelmed by this huge leap forward in science.

First pictures back show comet is a dull lifeless morass with no atmosphere. Could have saved billions and landed it on swindon. HONK etc

andy de la touche @john_neptuneFollow

First pictures back show comet is a dull lifeless morass with no atmosphere. Could have saved billions and landed it on swindon. HONK etc

4:45 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Everyone claps when a probe lands on a comet but no-one cared when I parallel parked amazingly last week #itsonethingforsome

Sophie Gadd@sophie_gaddFollow

Everyone claps when a probe lands on a comet but no-one cared when I parallel parked amazingly last week #itsonethingforsome

4:17 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Everyone was hoping for aliens.

First updates coming through from Philae on the comet: “Oh god, they’re alive! There’s hundreds of them. They’re coming for me. Hel-"

Tom Phillips@flashboyFollow

First updates coming through from Philae on the comet: “Oh god, they’re alive! There’s hundreds of them. They’re coming for me. Hel-"

4:40 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The leader of the Comet Welcoming Committee welcomes us.

John Petruna ®@jgpetrunaFollow

The leader of the Comet Welcoming Committee welcomes us.

4:46 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

imagine if the first photo that came back from the surface of a comet was of a frog-eyed racist sipping a pint.

Another Angry Woman@stavversFollow

imagine if the first photo that came back from the surface of a comet was of a frog-eyed racist sipping a pint.

4:20 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But Europe is very pleased to finally claim something in space as its own.

THIS SHIT IS OURS! TAKE THAT AMERICA!!1 EU! EU! EU! ♫Blasting Ode to Joy in space♫

Paolo Pedercini@molleindustriaFollow

THIS SHIT IS OURS! TAKE THAT AMERICA!!1

EU! EU! EU!

Blasting Ode to Joy in space

4:13 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There were plenty of Armageddon references.

Call me a nerd but it's very exciting to hear about the #CometLanding. Hopefully we can learn lots. Like if Bruce Willis is still up there

Jeremy@pdxJGFollow

Call me a nerd but it's very exciting to hear about the #CometLanding. Hopefully we can learn lots. Like if Bruce Willis is still up there

4:27 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Guys, we're landing on a comet tonight! Hope we get to keep Bruce Willis this time, though.

Jay Adams@FalconsJAdamsFollow

Guys, we're landing on a comet tonight! Hope we get to keep Bruce Willis this time, though.

4:20 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The comet landing is exciting but please remember that, right now, Bruce Willis is staying behind so Ben Affleck can marry Liv Tyler.

WaterstonesOxfordSt@WstonesOxfordStFollow

The comet landing is exciting but please remember that, right now, Bruce Willis is staying behind so Ben Affleck can marry Liv Tyler.

4:19 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sadly no sightings of Bruce Willis have been confirmed by the EMA yet.

Too many Comet tweets, Armageddon out of here.

Ken Armstrong@kenarmstrong1Follow

Too many Comet tweets, Armageddon out of here.

4:54 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There were references to the other large round talking point of the day.

Imagine if it was Kim Kardashian’s arse that landed on the comet.

Freya@FuzzCookiesFollow

Imagine if it was Kim Kardashian’s arse that landed on the comet.

4:12 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Good job landing on a comet, European Space Agency! You're presently about 0.0001% as famous as Kim Kardashian's left butt cheek.

Rex Huppke@RexHuppkeFollow

Good job landing on a comet, European Space Agency! You're presently about 0.0001% as famous as Kim Kardashian's left butt cheek.

4:36 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some people seemed a little confused.

I don't really understand why @spacegovuk has put Philae on a comet? Am i missing something? #CometLanding

AngryBritain.com@AngryBritainFollow

I don't really understand why @spacegovuk has put Philae on a comet? Am i missing something? #CometLanding

4:33 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Robot Philae has made history by landing on a comet. Mr Clegg says he's amazed; he thought Comet had gone bust ages ago. Awkward. #Philae

Elizabeth Windsor@Queen_UKFollow

Robot Philae has made history by landing on a comet. Mr Clegg says he's amazed; he thought Comet had gone bust ages ago. Awkward. #Philae

4:34 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Everyone is very excited about the possible future uses of the comet.

Next, let's see if we can put Ryan Seacrest on a comet.

Tim Siedell@badbananaFollow

Next, let's see if we can put Ryan Seacrest on a comet.

4:42 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Now Operation: Divert The Comet Into Our Enemies can begin.

Ed Yong @edyong209Follow

Now Operation: Divert The Comet Into Our Enemies can begin.

4:14 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

My god, the rent on that comet is astronomical. Still cheaper than Manhattan, though.

Chuck Wendig@ChuckWendigFollow

My god, the rent on that comet is astronomical. Still cheaper than Manhattan, though.

4:30 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The pictures so far have been limited, luckily some people were making their own graphics.

Here is the Rosetta Probe landing on a comet made out of paperclips.

Boring Tweeter@b0ringtweetsFollow

Here is the Rosetta Probe landing on a comet made out of paperclips.

4:39 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

People were already wondering whether the EU open boarder policy would include the comet.

How long before Comet 67P becomes the next EU tax haven?

Nick Malkoutzis@NickMalkoutzisFollow

How long before Comet 67P becomes the next EU tax haven?

4:47 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Is there no one on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko who knows how to make a sandwich?

John O'Farrell@mrjohnofarrellFollow

Is there no one on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko who knows how to make a sandwich?

4:34 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Plenty of people seemed to think there were other uses for human brain power than landing on comets.

#WeCanLandOnACometButWeCant keep chumbawamba from getting back up again. we're never going to keep them down

jitka@jitkaFollow

#WeCanLandOnACometButWeCant keep chumbawamba from getting back up again. we're never going to keep them down

4:55 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#WeCanLandOnACometButWeCant stop saying Hump Day on Wednesdays.

racing dead wonka@NASCAR_WonkaFollow

#WeCanLandOnACometButWeCant stop saying Hump Day on Wednesdays.

1:40 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Lots of people were very happy and impressed.

Wow. "Landed on a moving comet". I can't even walk straight when I'm talking.

Liz Buckley@liz_buckleyFollow

Wow. "Landed on a moving comet". I can't even walk straight when I'm talking.

4:50 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

hey, they landed a robot on a comet! that's genuinely really cool! I hope nothing else happens on Twitter today & we all stay in a good mood

Graep Aep@mtraegFollow

hey, they landed a robot on a comet! that's genuinely really cool! I hope nothing else happens on Twitter today & we all stay in a good mood

5:03 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Everyone was VERY impressed by the lead scientist's sexy galaxy t-shirt lady and hopeful landing tattoo combo.

COMET SCIENTIST OF THE DAY shows off his comet probe tattoo and sports a fetching shirt.

Laurie Reid@PygmyLorisFollow

COMET SCIENTIST OF THE DAY shows off his comet probe tattoo and sports a fetching shirt.

8:26 AM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Though some were a bit disappointed that the scientists managed to pull it off.

Deleted the draft tweet I had ready if it all went wrong. 'That's the problem with scientists. They just can't comet.'

Political Animal@politic_animalFollow

Deleted the draft tweet I had ready if it all went wrong. 'That's the problem with scientists. They just can't comet.'

4:26 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This guy got meta.

Aren't we all kinda on a comet?