Philae Lander's Grave on Comet Found at Last After Nearly 2-Year Search

September 5, 2016 5:54 PM

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Philae Lander's Grave on Comet Found at Last After Nearly 2-Year Search

The final resting place of the European comet lander Philae is a mystery no more. After nearly two years of searching, the lander's shadowy grave on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has been found in images from its mothership Rosetta.

The European Space Agency's Philae lander touched down on Comet 67P (as scientists call it) in Nov. 12, 2014, but its final location was uncertain due to the probe's rough, bouncy landing. News of Philae's discovery comes just weeks before Rosetta — low on solar power as the comet moves away from th...

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