In November 2014, the Rosetta mission successfully landed Philae on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

On November 12, mission scientist Matt Taylor gave press interviews in a shirt covering in cartoon illustrations of sexualized women. He was criticised on Twitter by tech journalist Rose Eveleth and astrophysicist Dr Katie Mack. The comments received mass media attention and significant pushback followed.

Matt Taylor apologised on air November 15, saying he had "made a big mistake… offended many people and [was] very sorry about this."


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