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Hunt For Philae Hangs in the Balance

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Philae lander departing Rosetta

The Philae lander arrived on comet 67P on 12 November, but scientists lost contact with it just days later.

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS

Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) are debating whether to change part of the Rosetta mission in what would probably be the last attempt to find lost comet-lander Philae—but the shift would mean sacrificing long-planned science.

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