The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): After a 10-year, 4-billion-mile journey, a European spacecraft has landed on a speeding 2.5-mile-wide comet 310 million miles from Earth. How excited are you about this scientific feat, and how important of an achievement do you think it is?
The quest for knowledge of our universe is one of the most important things humans should do. Another important and exciting moment. Pete Charlton
It’s a huge achievement. Finally, proof that men can ask for directions. Alan Cochrum
Personally, I think we could find something a little more important to invest $4 billion in than landing on a stinking rock! Why do we continuously want to forage on desolate planets, moons and comets when we haven’t even explored the depths of our own oceans? God created the universe and that is settled but he gave man the earth to cultivate it and keep it! Tim Laughlin
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It’s amazing, brilliant, wonderful. Increasing knowledge about the world we live in is always important. Pam Humphrey
Great job and achievement, but I would be more excited if that was done by the USA. There used to be a time where that would’ve been done by America, where the sky was the limit. Michael Bilodeau
Amazing to think this was a 10-year-long journey and then to successfully land on a moving object! Can’t wait for the reports it’ll send back. Chrisie McDaries
What it took to get it there is truly incredible. Terry Bradley
Yea for engineers! This is what inspires creativity! And yes, we need to work on how we help one another here on earth! Katherine Phillips
Great job by the European Space Agency. Meanwhile, the U.S. continues to underfund and understaff education processes that are needed to allow future exploration. Pat Richardson
I don’t care. Debbie Russell
Yet, we can’t cure cancer, we don’t have a uniform voting system in America, millions of children go hungry worldwide, etc., etc., the list goes on. Ricki Nicks Bickle