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Philae found!

Philae found!

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Philae found!
A close-up on the Philae lander, wedged into a crevice on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, with context images from OSIRIS and Navcam. Nearly two years after landing, this image provided the first definitive information on the landing location. The image of the lander was taken September 2, 2016; a Navcam image taken April 16, 2015 (top right) shows global context.

Many features on the lander are clearly visible.

Most ESA images can be reused for noncommercial purposes as long as they are properly credited. For more information and other uses, read ESA's copyright notice.

Original image data dated on or about September 2, 2016

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