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ESA Begins Sharing Philae Data From Icy Comet Surface

Scientists with the European Space Agency say comets could serve as cosmic laboratories in which some of the essential elements of life are assembled.   Last November the ESA successfully dropped a lander named Philae on the icy surface of a speeding comet.   Nine months later, the agency's scientists are beginning to share the vast amounts of data Philae collected during its first 60 hours on the comet's surface, before its batteries were depleted. Organic compounds...

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