Last message as Philae takes a nap


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And with that, comet-lander Philae signed off and went into hibernation. It is uncertain when or if we will hear from the craft again. The European Space Agency says that the low recharge current coming from Philae's solar panels means it is unlikely that contact will be re-established in the near future.

But nothing should be taken away from the stunning success of the mission, which saw around 90% of the hoped-for data on the comet transmitted to Earth.

We celebrate the Rosetta missions wonderful achievements.

  1. https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/rosetta-‘-limit-what-humankind-can-do’
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