Comet lander’s exploration cut short

Despite rough touchdown, Philae able to collect some data

Philae images of comet 67P

FINAL RESTING PLACE  The first two images from the comet’s surface, combined in this mosaic, suggest Philae landed at the base of a cliff. One of the lander’s feet is seen in the foreground.

CIVA/PHILAE/ROSETTA/ESA

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