Is Philae alive? Mother ship Rosetta listens for cosmic buddy's signal

March 13, 2015 12:17 PM

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Is Philae alive? Mother ship Rosetta listens for cosmic buddy's signal

(CNN)Is Philae still alive? The answer to this particular cosmic cliff-hanger was left unresolved towards the end of last year.

The tiny space probe bounced across the surface of Comet 67P before touching down away from its intended landing zone. It returned plenty of data from the surface but ended up in a shady spot where there wasn't enough sunlight to keep it powered -- so then it went to sleep and nothing has been heard...

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