Happy birthday, Svetlana!

We wish a happy birthday to Svetlana Gerasimenko, who back in 1969 discovered Rosetta’s comet, along with Klim Churyumov.


Svetlana Gerasimenko, holding a 3D model of ‘her’ comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The photo was taken at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) event organised for Comet Landing at the Philae Lander Control Centre in Cologne, Germany, in November 2014. Credits: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

Read more about Svetlana in this interview from the summer of 2014.



  • masanori says:

    Happy Birthday Svetlana!!!!

    Thank you very much for discovering such a comet which makes Rosetta/Philae mission so exciting!!!

    Have a wonderful day, and I hope you are healthy and happy for many many many hears to come!!

  • Frans van Muijen says:

    Happy birthday!

  • logan says:

    Two seconds and one Svetlana. History pivots over such a small point. Individual’s decisions still counts. Happy birthday Svetlana, wishing you the best of the best 🙂

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