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Philae finds alien life?

Philae finds alien life?

Credits: http://sci.esa.int/rosetta/

The comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is under the close investigation processes of the lander Philae. There are some claims about the probable microbiological alien life on the comet.

Two top astronomers Chandra Wickramasinghe and Max Willis say that some characteristics of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko might be a clue for the existence of some living micro-organisms beneath the icy surface. The most important characteristic is the dark black crust containing some organic molecules.

However Rosetta and Philae are not equipped to search for the evidence of life.

Wallis said “Rosetta has already shown that the comet is not to be seen as a deep-frozen inactive body, but supports geological processes and could be more hospitable to micro-life than our Arctic and Antarctic regions”.

On the other hand, some other scientists are more sceptic and say that the dark organic compounds can be found on the surface of comets and it does not show the evidence of microbiological life.

Gurmezin
Sci-tech magazine

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Philae wakes up

Philae wakes up

Credits: http://sci.esa.int/rosetta/

European Space Agency (ESA), reported on Philae’s space vehicle woke up again. The vehicle sent a message as follows: “Hello world! Do you hear me?”

In November 2014 while landing to the surface of Comet 67P, a small accident had occurred and Philae had fallen into a region that does not see the sun. However, she had continued to send messages for 60 hours, until her batteries completely exhausted.

Since that time, Philae was sleeping. When Comet 67P comet came close enough to the sun, Philae succeeded to charge her batteries and re-started to send messages.

More detailed information on the issue has been published on ESA’s blog page: http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2015/06/14/rosettas-lander-philae-wakes-up-from-hibernation/

ahmet aksoy

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