Philae lander goes to sleep after historic landing

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Robot probe Philae uploaded a slew of last-minute data to Earth Friday, November 14 from a comet in deep space, before going to sleep at the conclusion of a historic exploration, ground controllers said. Data streamed in as soon as Europe’s pioneering robot lab reestablished late-night contact with its orbiting mothership, Rosetta, but its limited battery soon started wavering. The European Space Agency (ESA) said its robot lab had entered “idle mode”, with all instruments and most systems shut down after 3 days of non-stop work.

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