Goodnight, Philae

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You came into our lives and stole our hearts back in November of 2014 when you did the impossible.

You landed on a moving comet.

Sure there were some tense moments when you landed and bounced back up finally settling 110 minutes later. Yes, you were tilted rather caddywhompus in the shade but you pulled through and started sending back data. You were kept company by a spunky satellite named Rosetta and she made sure you were never alone.

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We thank you for your service you kick ass little lander and we thank ESA for daring to believe they could put you on a moving comet. You served us well and you will never be forgotten.

With a final transmission….

01000111 01101111 01101111 01100100 01101110 01101001 01100111 01101000 01110100

 

Rachelle Williams

@AstroAnarchy

 

 

 

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