Philae comet lander wakes up

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  1. pure_geordie

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    Great stuff. Thanks for that. This is exciting for me. A 10 year journey, then landing successfully on a comet - a hugely complicated mission - initially OK, then some problems. But knowing what the problems are, and anticipating that they could possibly be overcome based on some SERIOUS calculations... It's brilliant science.
     
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    They might actually not find or see too much more than they already have. Let's see. They won't be able to move the lander to a more favourable spot. But the simply fact that we are still able to communicate with a machine travelling on a comet is pretty mindblowing, given the problems they initially had.
     
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    Absolutely amazing!
     
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    Just seen on the news , fantastic :clap: go on boy.
     
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    Two similar threads merged.
     
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