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After months of being “asleep,” the “Philae Lander” has woken up. The probe “Philae Lander” landed last year on comet 67P.  It has been collecting and studying samples looking for water and other possible evidence of life which is then transmitted to Earth. Due to its distance from the Sun, the lander went into “sleep mode” because of the darkness of space, not to mention it landed on the dark side of the comet.

Because of this, it lacked the solar energy needed to recharge its battery cells. Well, now the lander is closer to sunlight and has charged its battery cells.  It then sent Earth a signal which made everyone in the scientific community happy because things seem to be working as they should.  Here is a tweet the lander posted:

I hope we can learn more from the Philae Lander. There is so much to see and learn about out there in the universe.

Source:

http://news.yahoo.com/philae-comet-lander-establishes-contact-earth-200004749–abc-news-topstories.html

http://www.iopblog.org/todays-physics-news-philae-lander-wakes-up-and-asteroid-day-to-raise-cash-for-an-infra-red-telescope/

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