Thursday 13 November 2014

Philae First Photo

Here's the shot we've been waiting for: the first photo from Philae released by ESA with the ironic title Welcome To A Comet (2014). Bottom left is one of the feet of Philae standing on the comet's surface. The lander appears to be in the shadow of a cliff, which will limit the life of its battery. However, there should be enough power in its battery to perform all the scientific tests required. The big question scientists want answered is: Did a comet like this bring water to the Earth? (CLICK for more.)


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