Comet lander shuts down after sending data

November 15th, 2014  
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Topic: Comet lander shuts down after sending data

By Irene Klotz (Reuters) - A pioneering robotic spacecraft shut down on Saturday after radioing results of its first and probably last batch of scientific experiments from the surface of a comet, scientists said. Batteries aboard the European Space Agencys Philae comet lander drained, shutting down the washing machine-sized probe after an adventurous and largely unscripted 57-hour mission. Carried aboard the orbiting Rosetta mothership, Philae floated to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Thursday, but failed to deploy anchoring harpoons. ...

November 16th, 2014  

Topic: Comet

This machine became a comet itself an expensive comet .

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