The Philae Lander is Awake!

Last November, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta space probe and Philae lander shared a bittersweet goodbye as the latter landed on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. A misfired harpoon anchor and lack of sunlight made Philae fall asleep, and we feared that might have been the last we heard from the plucky little lander. But then ESA Rosetta shared the exciting news that Philae has awoken from its seven-month nap, along with the adorable drawing above. Hello, Philae, we can hear you loud and clear. Find out what’s next for Philae (including, we hope, more cute Twitter exchanges).

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