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Spacecraft on Comet So far Unable to Fire Its Anchor Harpoons, Team Working on a Solution

Hang in there!

Philae made history today when it became the first spacecraft to make a soft landing on a comet, but the mission isn’t over just yet. Contrary to initial reports, the spacecraft’s anchor harpoons have yet to fire, and the team is working on a solution. The harpoons are needed to keep Philae on the surface of the giant spinning comet.

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