Philae to attempt comet drill: mission scientist

Paris (AFP) Nov 14, 2014

Europe’s robot lab Philae will attempt Friday to drill into its host comet 510 million kilometres (320 million miles) from Earth, with just hours of onboard battery life left, a mission scientist said.

The European Space Agency (ESA) “has decided to go ahead with the drill,” astrophysicist Philippe Gaudon, who heads the Rosetta mission at French space agency CNES, told AFP by telephone from —> Read More Here


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