Scientists waiting to re-connect with comet lander

November 15, 2014 10:30 AM

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Scientists waiting to re-connect with comet lander

Scientists will listen and wait for signals from the Philae lander Saturday, but they still think it is highly unlikely they will establish a connection with the probe any time soon, the head of the European comet mission said.

Controllers of the lander ordered it to move away from the shadows of the comet and to pivot so that solar panels could recharge depleted batteries.

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