Philae Lander Is In a Precarious Position on Comet 67P

If we learned one thing yesterday, it’s that there’s no shortage of drama in space exploration.

After separating from the Rosetta spacecraft, the Philae lander descended toward the surface of Comet 67P/Churuymov-Gerasimenko to make history, but when it reached its destination Philae didn’t quite stick the landing like expected.

After analyzing a fresh round of data, mission scientists today said the lander officially touched down three times. After making initial contact, Philae bounce

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