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.