This isn't tech - but it is pretty nifty. Rosetta has just dropped a probe that has landed safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (we'll just call it 67P). Not that truth is trying to mimick the fiction of the movie "Armageddon", but it's pretty nifty that man has the science, technology and engineering to figure something like this out. Well done European Space Agency!
After a tense wait during the seven-hour descent to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, the signal confirming the successful touchdown arrived on Earth at 16:03 GMT (17:03 CET). The confirmation was relayed via the Rosetta orbiter to Earth and picked up simultaneously by ESA’s ground station in Malargüe, Argentina and NASA’s station in Madrid, Spain. The signal was immediately confirmed at ESA’s Space Operations Centre, ESOC, in Darmstadt, and DLR’s Lander Control Centre in Cologne, both in Germany.