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mission extended

25 June 2015

The Philae Lander has woken up (last week) and now we have an announcement from ESA that the Rosetta mission is being extended and that the spaceship will eventually land on the comet (on its way out of the inner solar system) as the solar power will not be enough to bring it back home to earth. It will thus also have the opportunity of studying the comet close up – rather than through the eyes of Philae (see http://phys.org/print354263599.html.

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