A year ago, humanity landed a probe on a comet for the first time.

The Philae lander, part of the Rosetta probe, plunged down to the surface of comet 67P, otherwise known as Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

It had a rough landing, and mission control had a tense wait to learn if the lander had survived.

This animation reconstructs what happened to Philae, based on data from the lander and the Rosetta orbiter as well as simulations of the lander's behaviour. It makes the car stunts in James Bond movies look positively safe.