Doomed Philae lander Unintentionally did a Mathematics denting the comet

Expand / / The close-ups emphasize the ice exposed at the boulders if Philae struck them throughout its next touchdown (green box over ). (charge: O’Rourke et al./Nature) Even the Rosetta mission’s effort to shed the Philae lander onto a comet in 2014 did not proceed according to plan. The harpoon mechanism intended to adhere […]