Monday, March 16, 2015

"Philae, Can You Hear Me?"

Hey Space Placers!

I have had several blogs on the Rosetta Mission and its Philae Lander that touched down on Comet 67P but landed in a shady spot. Phil had to shut down due to lack of power from its solar cells.

Comet 67P is getting closer to the Sun and the angles of sunlight are changing on the comet so Philae might wake up if she gets enough solar power to charge her batteries.

Rosetta is trying to make contact with Philae and will continue to do so.

Tune in to this wonderful video that gives background on Rosetta and Philae.

I sure hope Philae wakes up as I got attached to that daring little spacecraft that could.

Sky Guy in VA

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