Philae's sensors show comet 67P has almost no magnetic field

April 14, 2015 12:33 PM

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The probe shut down a few days after its bumpy landing, and ESA's mission scientists still haven't been able to find it. But they have been busy analysing the data gathered during while Philae was active.

Today they presented results from the spacecraft's magnetic sensors at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna, Austria. These show that Philae and its mothership Rosetta, which is currently in orbit around 67P, detected similar readings throughout Philae's descent. The results are...

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