This animation explains how, after a decade-long journey, the Rosetta satellite will land on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. (ESA)

Look, it's great that the Rosetta spacecraft separated from its lander, Philae. It had to happen: Philae is currently falling towards the surface of a comet, getting ready to make history by landing on it. It's already collecting new data on the comet as it descends, and once it lands (fingers crossed!) it's going to do some intense forensic analysis of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko -- which could help scientists understand the origins of our solar system.

But Philae and Rosetta are live-tweeting their separation, and it's giving me a lot of feelings.

They made their preparations:

Then they got back in touch (which is important, because otherwise Philae would have been lost to Earth):

Rosetta has a Philae-shaped hole in its heart:

But luckily Philae wants to keep in touch right away:

Rosetta and Philae: Best friends forever.

Or at least until March, when the surface of the comet gets too hot for Philae to keep operating. But let's not think about that now, okay? Okay.