Philae Lander Goes into ‘Idle Mode’

Rosetta’s Philae lander has completed its primary science mission after two days on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. With its batteries depleted and not enough sunlight available to recharge, the lander has fallen into ‘sleep mode’ – all its instruments and most systems are shut down. “Despite the unplanned series of three touchdowns, all of Philae’s instruments could [...] —> Read More Here


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