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Kim Kardashian tried to #BreakTheInternet, but came behind a comet landing



BY RYAN GORMAN

Kim Kardashian tried to #BreakTheInternet, but something even more remarkable passed her by.

Scientists landing a spacecraft on a comet for the first time in mankind's history easily bested Kardashian's world-famous derriere – by a margin of more than two to one.

As of Thursday morning, 479.434 tweets were sent using the terms "comet" or "comet landing" during the past 24 hours, according to a Wall Street Journal/Topsy analysis of Twitter data.

There were 307,782 tweets with "Kardashian" or #breaktheinternet" sent in the same timeframe.



A further examination of Topsy data showed that there was an overwhelmingly positive sentiment surrounding the Philae lander's mission. Kardashian's posterior was, perhaps surprisingly, not viewed so kindly.

A rating of 50 is considered by Topsy to be neutral, and is based on analysis of the tone of tweets written about any given event.

The analytics firm found the comet landing to have a robust rating of 64. Kardashian came in with a 43.



While the comet landing may have been the most impressive human feat in quite some time, and the most talked about happening this week, Kardashian's bum was not quite bumped completely off the radar.

The now-infamous photos appeared on the cover of PAPER magazine.



The previously under-the-radar publication averaged about 25,000 visits per day during October, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing data from analytics firm SimilarWeb.

Wednesday, the day Kardashian's pictures debuted, saw 6.6 million page views. Of those page views, five million were unique.

The millions of people who digitally trampled each other to ogle the most-famous backside this side of the galaxy were not even able to bring down PAPER's servers, let alone the Internet.

But they could not possibly soar higher than a spacecraft landing on a comet.

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