British Scientist Gets Tattoo Celebrating Landing On Comet

Yesterday the world celebrated the first landing of a space probe on the surface of a comet. British scientist Dr.  Matt Taylor, who is one of the heads of the Rosetta mission which landed the Philae lander on comet 67P, celebrated this scientific achievement before it even happened by getting a tattoo of the event back in March.

This guy makes science pretty metal as he wears a Cannibal Corpse shirt while getting ink done of the comet and spacecraft on his thigh. You can watch a time lapse video of him getting the Rosetta tattoo below. It should be noted that there is still some concern as to if the spacecraft is securely fastened to the surface of the comet. So I hope for Dr. Taylor’s sake and the accurate integrity of this tattoo that the lander stays in place!

Congratulations to Dr. Taylor and the entire Rosetta team!  Here are some other folks honoring our achievements in space with space themed tattoos. A lot of people have Voyager 1 tats (the first probe to travel outside the solar system) and space shuttle ink. Which one would you get?




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