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Philae found

The search for the Rosetta lander Philae on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was successful.

September 08, 2016

Less than a month before the end of the Rosetta mission at comet 67P the search for the lander Philae was finally successful. An image taken on 2 September 2016 with the Osiris Narrow Angle Camera on board Rosetta shows Philae on the comet surface. This image also shows the orientation of Philae, making it clear why establishing communcations with Philae was difficult following its landing on 12 November 2014.

ESA Press release: http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2016/09/05/philae-found/

Philae at the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was taken with the Osiris Narrow Angle Camera on 2 September 2016 from a distance of 2.7 km from the nucleus surface. Image resolution is about 5 cm per pixel. Zoom Image
Philae at the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was taken with the Osiris Narrow Angle Camera on 2 September 2016 from a distance of 2.7 km from the nucleus surface. Image resolution is about 5 cm per pixel. [less]
Details of Philae, including one of the CIVA panoramic imaging cameras, the SD2 drill and SESAME-DIM (Surface Electric Sounding and Acoustic Monitoring Experiment Dust Impact Monitor). Zoom Image
Details of Philae, including one of the CIVA panoramic imaging cameras, the SD2 drill and SESAME-DIM (Surface Electric Sounding and Acoustic Monitoring Experiment Dust Impact Monitor). [less]
 
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