Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It might just be a two second clip of what sounds like some rustling paper or a dull thud, but the recording of the Philae lander’s touchdown on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G)...
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As had been feared, the Rosetta mission’s Philae probe has run out of power following a rough landing that caused it to come to rest in the shade, thus preventing its solar panels from receiving enough sunlight to keep the its battery charged.
Just two days after its dramatic arrival on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, ESA is concerned that the Philae lander may only have a few hours of power left, prompting them to make the bold decision to begin drilling.
A set of instruments on the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has picked up a mysterious "song" from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The sounds are thought to be oscillations in the magnetic field around the comet.
Today’s historic comet-landing mission has come to a successful conclusion, as the ESA confirmed at 11:03am EST via its Twitter account that it had received a signal from Philae on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G).
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After sailing through space for more than 10 years, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft is now less than a week shy of landing a robotic probe on a comet.
With just eight days remaining until Rosetta’s Philae lander is scheduled to touch down on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenk, the actual landing site has been rechristened from Site J to Agilkia, the European Space Agency announced on Tuesday.
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This image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken by Rosetta's Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System (OSIRIS) on Sept. 20, from a distance of 4.5 miles, shows jets of dust and gas streaming into space from the neck of the comet's nucleus.
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