European Space Agency scientists have released what it sounded like when Philae made its first touchdown on the dusty surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
The Philae comet-lander has found traces of organic molecules on the surface of the comet 67P.
The orbiting Rosetta spacecraft photographed the path of the Philae lander as it descended, bounced and drifted into a ditch. Continue reading â†’
Two days after its historic touchdown on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the Rosetta mission's Philae lander is rushing to complete its core science goals before its batteries run flat. Continue reading â†’
The deep sleep was inevitable, Rosetta's lander has slipped into hibernation after running its batteries dry. Continue reading â†’
After Wednesday's dramatic landing, the Rosetta mission's small robotic lander Philae has started to explore its surroundings -- but there's a problem looming for the plucky little robot. Continue reading â†’
If all goes well, Earth will receive a signal at about 11 a.m. EST saying Philae has landed.
Success! Europe's Philae lander has descended from Rosetta and successfully touched down on a comet for the first time in history. Continue reading â†’
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