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Philae Lander Fails to Respond to Last-Ditch Efforts to Wake It


Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Farewell, Philae. The space lander that touched down on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (and in our hearts) in November 2014 has not responded to a last-ditch attempt to wake it, and it now looks almost certain that the lander is permanently sleeping.

From New Scientist
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