Philae Charges For Sufficient Power, Temperature To Overcome Hibernation While Rosetta Satellite Approaches Comet 67P

March 22, 2015 11:06 PM

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Rosetta has made the first detection of molecular nitrogen at a comet. The results provide clues about the temperature environment in which Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko formed. (Photo : ESA/Rosetta/NavCam – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0)

Since it first touched-down a few months ago, the Rosetta mission has become a superstar in becoming the first ever "ride a comet." However, as of Mar 12, the 100-kilogram lander, Philae, has still hidden its plans as it stays dormant under one of the many comets' cliff.

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