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Five Factors That Will Decide If Philae Wakes

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Philae on comet surface

The first image that Philae sent back from the comet surface.

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA

Ever since the European Space Agency's Philae lander ran out of batteries on 15 November, just three days after it bounced on to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, scientists have consoled themselves with the hope that the craft is not dead, just sleeping.

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