Space hibernation: Will the Philae comet lander wake up?

March 12, 2015 9:05 PM

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Space hibernation: Will the Philae comet lander wake up?

Images showing the Philae lander's journey as it approached and then rebounded from its first touchdown. (ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA)

The Rosetta spacecraft began listening for signs of "life" from the Philae comet lander early Thursday as the European Space Agency attempts to contact the historic probe that's been asleep for nearly four months.

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