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  1. “We need Philae to learn more about the origins of life”

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    June 18, 2015

    Francis Rocard, in charge of solar system exploration programmes at CNES, reacts to the news that contact has been regained with Philae.

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  2. Rosetta mission extended 9 months

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    June 23, 2015

    ESA has confirmed the extension of the Rosetta mission for 9 months until September 2016. The orbiter’s trajectory could also be altered to set it down on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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  3. Interview: Comet Dust in Earth’s Atmosphere

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    June 12, 2017

    Even after its mission ended, the Rosetta probe is still teaching us a lot about comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. On 9th June, Bernard Marty from the Centre de recherches pétrographiques et géochimiques (joint institute between the CNRS and the University of Lorraine) and his colleagues from the Rosina consortium (PI: K. Altwegg) published new results in Science, showing a quantitative link between comets and our planet’s atmosphere.

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  4. Rosetta- Over a year with a comet

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    August 12, 2015

    On 13 August, comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reaches perihelion, the closest point on its elliptical orbit to the Sun. The Rosetta spacecraft has been escorting it since 6 August 2014 and put down the Philae lander on its surface on 12 November 2014.

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  5. Philae phones home

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    June 15, 2015

    After 211 days of radio silence, a signal from Philae was received on Earth on Saturday 13 June at 22:28 CET. According to Stephan Ulamec, Philae Project Manager at the German aerospace centre DLR, “Philae is doing very well!”

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