Philae Lander wakes up!

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The Philae lander has woken up and according to ESA should have enough energy to start scientific analysis of the comet surface within the next day or two.

The Rosetta spacecraft continues to orbit the comet as it makes its way around the sun. This has been a stupendous accomplishment for ESA and hopefully will inspire further space-oriented endeavors across the globe.

The image to the right is credited to the European Space Agency and shows the Philae lander’s view of its landing site on Comet 67P/C-G’s surface following its powering up.

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