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What a huge achievement for Philae!
It bounced and landed on the surface of a comet, and since the batteries have died, what is next for the lander?
The lander performed a series of experiments before sending back large amounts of data. Now it's time for the scientists behind the Rosetta mission to learn as much about the comet as possible, using the data gathered
After trying to use the landers hammer on all three settings to penetrate the surface of the comet, they had to move to a fourth secret setting nicknamed "desperate mode" which broke the hammer. This leads the scientists to believe the comet has a tensile strength similar to sandstone. This has forced scientists to rethink about what comets are made of.
There is a lot of junk flying around in space!
Russia is planning to test a satellite capable of chasing down objects orbiting the Earth. Although the technology has potential to help repair malfunctioning spacecraft, it can also help disable them, destroy them, or completely remove them from space, sending them crashing back into the Earth.
Although Russia has been secretive about the mission, they have admitted they sent 4 satellites into space, rather than the usual 3.
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