European Space Agency Finally Finds Philae Comet Lander After 2-Year Search

September 6, 2016 1:14 PM

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European Space Agency Finally Finds Philae Comet Lander After 2-Year Search

The final resting place of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Philae comet lander is no longer a mystery. After a nearly two-year search, the agency has finally managed to locate the lander's grave on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko — a discovery that comes with only a month left in the current Rosetta mission.

"This remarkable discovery comes at the end of a long, painstaking search," Patrick Martin, ESA's Rosetta Mission Manager, said in a statement. "We were beginning to think that Philae would remain lost forever. It is incredible we have captured this at the final hour."

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