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The Quest to Find Philae

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Philae likely landing zone on comet

The current 16 x 160 m CONSERT ellipse overlaid on an OSIRIS narrow-angle camera image of the same region.

Credit: Ellipse: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CONSERT; Image: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

While Rosetta continues to study the ever-changing comet from a distance, the mission teams have been trying to narrow down the location of Philae on the comet nucleus using a variety of data, including imaging, magnetic field, and radio wave measurements.

From European Space Agency
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