The European Space Agency’s Rosetta robotic spacecraft, currently in orbit around the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, recently took these amazing close-up pictures of C-G’s surface. Check them out:

Well, we guess those rocks (bottom right photo) do look a little like sheep:

More photos:

The next phase of Rosetta’s continuing mission to boldly go where no robot has gone before is to send a another robotic probe — Philae — to the surface of C-G to take more photographs and attempt to determine what the heck this comet is really made of. Philae’s historic landing is currently scheduled for November 12.

And there’s even a contest to name Philae’s landing site!

Our suggestion: Icy rock base 1. Yours?