Comet-Lander "Philae" Wakes Up and Phones Home

Philae, the space probe that made history when it landed on a comet in November 2014, is awake. The European Space Agency (ESA) announced today (June 14) that it had received signals from the comet lander last night, at 22:28 Central European Standard Time. They were the first in over seven months.
Excited scientists on the mission told Nature that Philae has probably been awake for a few days and that they hope the lander will start some low-risk science activities in the coming days—assuming that Philae makes contact again.



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