Philae Lands on Icy Comet Surface, Sends Data

August 13, 2015 12:05 PM
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Comets could serve as cosmic laboratories in which some of the essential elements of life are assembled. Last November, the European Space Agency successfully dropped a lander named Philae on the icy surface of a speeding comet. Nine months later, the agency's scientists are beginning to share the vast amounts of data Philae collected.