Saturday, November 15, 2014

Philae Update

Hey Space Placers!

Here is the latest from ESA on intrepid Philae.

I sure hope that the plucky little spacecraft that could gets enough solar energy on her solar cells to power on again - especially as Comet 67/P gets closer to the Sun. Eventually Philae will be no more as the high temp from the Sun will do her in.

Philae accomplished all of her data return which will rewrite the books on cometary surfaces.

The main spacecraft, Rosetta, is in great shape and will continue data collection as the comet nears the Sun.

What a mission…..

Sky Guy in VA

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